James Wilson Morrice

The Crossing



with the studio stamp on the reverse
5.25 ins x 6.75 ins; 13.3 cms x 17.1 cms

November 21, 2016

Estimate $100,000-$150,000

Realised: $204,000

The Crossing shares affinities with one of Morrice’s masterworks, The Ferry, Quebec, in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Though undoubtedly not a Canadian subject, The Crossing evokes a strong sense of nostalgia for the ex-patriot’s homeland. Morrice had left Canada in 1889 and while he would visit Canada periodically, he was never again to reside in this country.

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