Artist Kenneth Edison Danby
Title A Grateful Gretzky [#20]
Media watercolour on paper
Size 21.75 x 25.25 in. / 55.2 x 64.1 cm.
Frame Size 30.5 x 36 x 1.5 in.
LOT OF TWO; signed,dated and inscribed 'Wayne Gretzky 99' along bottom; titled verso; inscribed '#20' on gallery label verso; framed with archival mat and special glass
24 preliminary studies were completed for 'The Great Farewell' by Ken Danby, the official retirement portrait of Wayne Gretzky. This is #20 and is illustrated on page 41 in The Creation of Wayne Gretzky's Official Retirement Portrait published by the National Library of Canada, 2001; lot includes Ken Danby, by Paul Duval, Clarke Irwin & Company, 1976)
purchased from Masters Gallery, Calgary, label verso; private collection, Calgary
Kenneth Edison Danby ~ [1940-2007] Canadian RCA
see Ken Danby, P.Duval, Clarke Irwin & Company, 1976; Ken Danby: the Graphic Work, Lithographs and Serigraphs, by G.Cumming, Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1980; Ken Danby: the New Decade, P.Duval, Stoddart Publishing, 1984; biography and other examples in N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.252; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg. 82, Westbridge Pub., 1999; see Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon, Band 24, pg. 68, K.G. Saur Verlag Munchen-Leipzig, 1983-2009; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website