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May 02 - May 30, 2024


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Current bid: $7,500 CAD
Bidding History
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21290 30-May-2024 05:52:28 PM $7,500 AutoBid

35023 30-May-2024 05:52:28 PM $7,000 AutoBid

21290 30-May-2024 05:52:28 PM $6,500 AutoBid

35023 30-May-2024 05:24:28 PM $6,000 AutoBid

33719 30-May-2024 05:24:28 PM $5,500

35023 30-May-2024 05:11:05 PM $5,000 AutoBid

27126 30-May-2024 05:11:05 PM $4,750 AutoBid

35023 30-May-2024 05:11:04 PM $4,500 AutoBid

27126 30-May-2024 03:26:51 PM $4,250 AutoBid

33719 30-May-2024 03:26:51 PM $4,000

27126 29-May-2024 09:55:15 PM $3,750 AutoBid

38858 29-May-2024 09:55:15 PM $3,500 AutoBid

27126 29-May-2024 09:55:14 PM $3,250 AutoBid

38858 23-May-2024 04:41:22 PM $3,000 AutoBid

20928 23-May-2024 04:41:22 PM $2,750

38858 06-May-2024 02:47:14 AM $2,500 AutoBid

33719 05-May-2024 08:17:24 PM $2,250

38858 04-May-2024 07:57:47 AM $2,000

The bidding history list updated on: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:23:37

LOT 810

1941 - 2022

Brian and Martin Winsor, March 30, 1978
etching and aquatint on paper
signed, titled, editioned H/C and dated 1979
19 3/4 x 31 3/4 in, 50.2 x 80.6 cm

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 CAD

Sold for: $9,375

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Acquired directly from the Artist by the present Private Collection, Ontario, circa 1980

William Gough, The Art of David Blackwood, 1988, reproduced plate #16 in Home in Wesleyville section, same image
William Gough, David Blackwood, 2001, reproduced front cover and page 39, same image

This work is a commemoration of the loss at sea of Brian and Martin Winsor of Wesleyville, Newfoundland. The two men, friends and relatives of David Blackwood, were lost on a seabird hunt at the end of March 1978. As shown in the image, the ice floes on the Labrador Sea are densely packed and especially dangerous at this time of season. Blackwood continued this tragic story in a second major etching, The Great Peace of Brian and Martin Winsor, showing the two men and their rifles at the tail of a great bowhead whale.

The original owners of this work were introduced to David Blackwood by Woodrow “Woody” Roberts, also a native of Wesleyville, Newfoundland. Roberts, by all accounts, was a living embodiment of the long and rich tradition of storytelling from that region. This work comes from an impressive private collection of Blackwood’s work that includes the iconic Fire Down on the Labrador, lot 28 in Heffel’s Spring 2024 live auction.

“H/C” or “hors commerce” designates this impression as outside the standard numbered edition and "not for sale." These impressions are typically reserved for studio use or as gifts.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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