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Lot #39

Artist Nicholas de Grandmaison
Title First Nations Chief, Manitoba
Media pastel on sandpaper
Dated ca. 1930
Size 19.5 x 15.5 in. / 49.5 x 39.4 cm.
Frame Size 32 x 27 x 2.25 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower left; bears title and date on plaque; framed with archival mat and special glass; in hand carved frame with information about frame attached verso

Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, label verso; private collection, Calgary

Hammer $12,000 Estimate $12,000/$15,000

Biographical Information
Nicholas de Grandmaison ~ [1892-1978] Canadian ASA, MSA, RCA
see History in Their Blood; Indian Portraits of Nicholas de Grandmaison, by H.Dempsey, Douglas and McIntyre, 1982 for many other examples; Drawn from the Past, Nicholas de Grandmaison, by Gordon Snyder, Snyder Fine Art, 2007; Dict. of Canadian Artists, by C.MacDonald, Vol.2 pg.305 for biography; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.87, Westbridge Pub., 1999; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., by E.McMann, pg.155; 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