Lot # 505
Fine Canadian Art Online auction

Edith Grace Coombs
CSGA FCA OSA 1890 - 1986 Canadian

A Pioneer, Ryerson Township
oil on board
signed and on verso dated 1934 twice
17 x 14 3/4 in  43.2 x 37.5cm

The Fine Art Society (Canada) Limited, Toronto
Private Collection, Ontario

On verso inscribed "Sketch of Mrs. George Ross and her daughter Mrs. Burnell" / "(86 years of age)" / "Port Anson, Ryerson Township (4 miles north of Magnetawan), Northern Ontario"

Also on verso is the following text, written by the artist:

"Mrs. Ross as a bride went from Parry Sound 60 years ago to Ryerson Township and did not travel away from the homestead until Mr. Ross died in the spring of 1933, when she went out to Parry Sound to attend to business connected with the property.

Her husband was a lumberman and trapper and in the early days made a good living. He with other pioneers went with sleighs to Orillia for supplies. Mrs. Ross told me one story about Mr. Ross - when on a trapping trip, he woke up one morning to find his beard frozen to the snow. Just now would be a good time for someone to record the stories she so vivdly tells." E. Grace C.

Please note: this work is unframed.


$1,200 ~ $1,600 CAD

Final Bid: $1,100 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount $
12559 27/06/2019 10:13:30 AM $1,100
35077 27/06/2019 9:50:52 AM $1,000
12559 27/06/2019 9:14:21 AM $900
35077 27/06/2019 8:01:18 AM $800
12559 26/06/2019 11:45:23 AM $700
35077 25/06/2019 7:35:21 AM $600

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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