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Lot #102

Artist Mildred Valley Thornton
Title Charlie David [White Wolf]
Media oil on canvas
Dated 1942
Size 23 x 19 in. / 58.4 x 48.3 cm.
Frame Size 30 x 26.25 x 2 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed, titled and inscribed 'Blood Indian. Father was a British Colonel... painted near Cardston, Alta., where he was poisoning Gophers in 1942' verso; framed; small repair noted lower centre

see an interesting description of the artist meeting Charlie David on page 156 and illustrated page 138 in Buffalo People, Portraits of a Vanishing Nation by Mildred Valley Thornton, Hancock House, 2000; see also The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton - [4th book in] The Unheralded Artists of B.C., by Sheryl Salloum, published by Mother Tongue Publishing Ltd., Salt Spring Island, 2011)

Westbridge Fine Art, Vancouver, label verso; private collection, British Columbia

Sold $2,808 Estimate $3,000/$4,000

Biographical Information
Mildred Valley Thornton ~ [1890-1967] Canadian
see Mildred Valley Thornton, 1890-1967, by Butler Galleries and Westbridge Fine Arts; The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton, by Sheryl Salloum; Mother Tongue Publishing Limited, Salt Spring Island, 2011; biographies in Biographical Dict. of Saskatchewan Artists - Women, by M.Newman, pg.252; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.4, pg.63, Westbridge Pub., 2003; included in British Columbia Women Artists 1885-1985, by N.Tuele, A.G.G.V.; exhibition list in M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.375