Lot 48

EDGE OF THE CLEARING, watercolour on paper ,
14.02" x 19.02"
35.60 x 48.30

Est. $15000/20000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/30/2016

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

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.

Exhibited: Hart House, Toronto The Gallery, Ottawa

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.

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