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David Brown Milne

David Brown Milne

David Brown Milne
Fall 2016 - 3rd Session Live auction

Lot # 150

David Brown Milne
CGP CSGA CSPWC 1882 - 1953 Canadian

Twigs in Winter, Six Mile Lake, Muskoka, Ontario
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1937
12 x 14 1/2 in  30.5 x 36.8cm

Estate of the Artist
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

David Milne: City Streets and Northern Scenes, Mira Godard Gallery, 1981, reproduced plate 11
Karen Wilkin, David Milne, 1882 - 1953: "Bright Garden," Mira Godard Gallery, 1986, reproduced page 16
Karen Wilkin, Fifty Years of Canadian Landscape Painting, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 1987, reproduced page 26
Ian M. Thom, editor, David Milne, Vancouver Art Gallery and McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1991, page 133
David Milne Jr. and David P. Silcox, David B. Milne: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume 2: 1929-1953, 1998, page 634, reproduced page 634, catalogue #305.6
David Milne: Selected Works from the David Milne Estate, Mira Godard Gallery, 2003, reproduced page 21

Mira Godard Gallery, Calgary, David Milne: City Streets and Northern Scenes, April 1981, catalogue #11
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, David Milne, 1882 - 1953: "Bright Garden," October 18 - November 5, 1986
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, Fifty Years of Canadian Landscape Painting, April 3 - May 2, 1987

[The painter] doesn’t try to reproduce the thing before him: he simplifies and eliminates until he knows exactly what stirred him, sets this down in color and line as simply, and so as powerfully, as possible and so translates his impression into an aesthetic emotion.”—David Milne
David Milne produced several works in 1936 and 1937 concentrating on close-ups of branches, such as Snowy Twigs, Snowy Oak Branch, Ice on the Branches, and this delightful work. This simple painting of branch tops and sky contains hallmarks of Milne’s work—his unique use of line, emphasized by black paint, and his sure and seemingly effortless brushwork, which, using scumbled pigments of cerulean and pinkish-beige, gives the impression of a lightly clouded blue sky. Milne pulls the viewer’s eye rhythmically along the branch tops, each of which is encrusted with snow and tipped with red. The “aesthetic emotion” Milne has created here is one of liveliness, brightness, open space and a delight in nature.

Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD

Sold For: $70,800.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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