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Lot #132

Artist Homer Ransford Watson
Title A Land of Thrift
Media oil on canvas
Dated 1883
Size 31.75 x 45.25 in. / 80.6 x 114.9 cm.
Frame Size 37.25 x 50.5 x 2.75 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed and dated lower left; titled verso; framed; canvas relined; some restoration and touchups noted throughout; some minor handling marks on frame noted

included in the Homer Watson Exhibition, at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, label verso; listed on page 145 in Homer Watson The Man of Doon by Muriel Miller, 1988; and listed on page 13, cat. No.15 in Homer Watson: 1855-1936 Paintings and Drawings published by The National Gallery of Canada, 1963)

Roberts Gallery, Toronto, label verso; from a Kelowna estate

Hammer $11,000 Estimate $15,000/$25,000

Biographical Information
Homer Ransford Watson ~ [1855-1936] Canadian CAC, OSA, RCA
see Homer Watson, R.C.A., by R.Harper, N.G.C., 1963; biography in E.P.E.C., by R.Harper, pg.323; N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg.327; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.500; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., by E.McMann, pg.417 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.393; Robson, pg.49; Colgate, pg.23