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David Brown Milne

David Brown Milne

David Brown Milne

David Brown Milne
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

Lot # 137

David Brown Milne
CGP CSGA CSPWC 1882 - 1953 Canadian

Rock Pool, Six Mile Lake, Muskoka, Ontario
oil on canvas circa 1933
12 x 14 in  30.5 x 35.6cm

Provenance:
Milne sale to Vincent Massey, 1934
Gift to Lady Aiken, London, England, circa 1936
Sold sale of Important Canadian Art, Sotheby's Toronto, October 1974, titled as Landscape
George Wade, Montreal, 1974
Masters Gallery Ltd., Calgary
Acquired from the above by the present Private Collection, Calgary, 1976

Literature:
David Milne Jr. and David P. Silcox, David B. Milne: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume 2: 1929 - 1953, 1998, page 575, reproduced page 575, catalogue #303.15

“Painting material at Six Mile Lake is mostly rocks, worn and whitened by the water, bleached driftwood, and in the channels, chutes and rapids and pools. Very fine, and I can get something out [of] it if I work long enough at it. The plan I have been working on is to use a colour where I usually use a value – in this case I used a blue in the water and sky areas, and black and white values with detail in colour in the rock and land areas.”

- David Milne to James Alfred Clare, August 1933

The catalogue raisonné notes,

“The description in Milne’s letter to James Clarke cannot be tied to this painting absolutely, but the painting is of the right period and the theme applies in general if not in particular. The rock pool is possibly in Six Mile Channel, just below Six Mile Lake dam. Pretty Channel is also a possible site. Milne also painted the shore beyond this pool on its own or reflected in the water; however, the painting has never been found and only the drawings for it remain.”

Estimate: $40,000 ~ $60,000 CAD

Sold For: $49,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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