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David Brown Milne

David Brown Milne
Fall 2016 - 3rd Session Live auction

Lot # 160

David Brown Milne
CGP CSGA CSPWC 1882 - 1953 Canadian

Waterfall
colour drypoint on Japan paper June - July 1930
signed and editioned out of 50
6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in  16.5 x 22.2cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Massachusetts

Literature:
Rosemarie L. Tovell, Reflections in a Quiet Pool: The Prints of David Milne, National Gallery of Canada, 1980, page 145, state II reproduced page 144, catalogue #60
David P. Silcox, Painting Place: The Life and Work of David B. Milne, 1996, reproduced page 225

Regarding Waterfall, Rosemarie Tovell stated, “The waterfall is on a tributary of Bashbish Brook near Milne's Alander cabin. The print is based on the painting The White Waterfall, which Milne had with him at Palgrave. The painting, which recalled happy memories of the 1920 - 1921 winter on Alander Mountain, was a sort of talisman to Milne. Not only did he consider it as one of his finest works, influencing his watercolours and oils throughout the twenties, but he also regarded it with a sense of achievement, as one of the few works he was able to successfully work on over a long period of time without losing his ‘aesthetic quickening.’ The print also gave Milne a great deal of satisfaction.”
David Milne intended to produce a second state of this image but never did. Although he signed the edition of this print as out of 50, in a 1936 letter to his agent Douglas Duncan, he indicated his intention to limit the edition to 25. Further to that, Tovell writes, “Not more than twelve signed impressions can be accounted for,” making this a rare copy of this superb colour drypoint.

Estimate: $20,000 ~ $30,000 CAD

Sold For: $20,060.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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