The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 48
DAVID BROWN MILNE
  • DAVID BROWN MILNE
  • DAVID BROWN MILNE
  • DAVID BROWN MILNE

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DAVID BROWN MILNE

EDGE OF THE CLEARING

watercolour on paper
sight 14.25 ins x 19.25 ins; 35.6 cms x 48.3 cms

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $18,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

In the fall of 1940, David Milne moved to Uxbridge from Toronto. David Silcox writes: “New surroundings and new circumstances had often renewed Milne’s determination to paint and within a month or so the move to Uxbridge proved congenial. His work poured forth in watercolour, colour dry points and the occasional oil... For both quantity and quality it was a year with few equals.” This watercolour dates within a year of Milne’s move to Uxbridge.

While inscribed “Coboconk” by Douglas Duncan, according to Silcox, a letter from Milne to Duncan in October 1942 confirms this picture was painted at Uxbridge.

Literature:

David B. Milne Jr. and David P. Silcox, David B. Milne: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume II: 1929 - 1952, Toronto, 1998, page 804, no. 403.151, reproduced.

David P. Silcox, Painting Place: The Life and Work of David B. Milne, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1996, page 318.

Provenance:

Douglas Duncan, Picture Loan Society, Toronto
Laura Beattie, London, Ontario (1956)
Miss Beverley Lindsey, London, Ontario (by descent)
Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

Exhibited:

Hart House, Toronto
The Gallery, Ottawa

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Works on Paper
Provenance: Douglas Duncan/Picture Loan Society, Toronto