International Art Auction

June 20, 2016

LOT 46

Lot 46

Philip Russell Goodwin (1882-1935)

Philip Russell Goodwin (1882-1935)
Lot 46 Details
Philip Russell Goodwin (1882-1935), American


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.

Estimate $75,000-$100,000

Realised: $77,250
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Philip Russell Goodwin (1882-1935)
  • Philip Russell Goodwin (1882-1935)
  • Philip Russell Goodwin (1882-1935)

Ex. Coll. Rolph-Clark-Stone Ltd., Toronto, ON, until 1969;
Acquired from the above by the present Prominent Private Collection, Canada, circa 1969;
By descent


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.


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LOT 46

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  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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