Philip Russell Goodwin (1882-1935)
Lot 46 Details
Philip Russell Goodwin (1882-1935), American
MEN OF METTLE (ALSO CALLED DEEP WATER LOGGING), CIRCA 1932
Oil on canvas; signed lower right, titled “Men of Mettle” to the top stretcher in pencil, further titled “Deep Water/ 5 col” in crayon verso and inscribed again ”Deep Water Logging/ 5 col sfx/ I saw June 18th” in a circle in crayon to the canvas and inscribed indistinctly verso
24" x 33" — 61 x 83.8 cm.
Ex. Coll. Rolph-Clark-Stone Ltd., Toronto, ON, until 1969;
Acquired from the above by the present Prominent Private Collection, Canada, circa 1969;
Larry Len Peterson, Philip R. Goodwin American’s Sporting & Wildlife Artist, the title cited on p. 201; Illustrated in colour p. 250, No. 3.90, as a Calendar cover for Waukon Lumber Company, Waukon, IA, USA, for 1932 as “Men of Mettle” (Patricia and Charlie Johnston Collection)
In the 1930s Goodwin’s logging scenes appeared on a series of calendars, including this work featuring one logger in a red plaid shirt executed circa 1932.