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Lot #452

Artist John Arthur Fraser
Title Grey Morning and Dropping Tide
Media oil on canvas
Dated 1880
Size 14 x 20.75 in. / 35.6 x 52.7 cm.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower left; bears artist's name, title, date and inscription 'The above was found on the back of the old stretcher written in pencil' on paper attached verso; unframed; some touch ups noted in the sky where the birds are flying and also above the mountains on the right side; some scratches and handling marks noted; canvas relined

ex-collection Herbert Sidney Palmer [1881-1970] O.S.A., Toronto and by descent

Sold $878 Estimate $500/$700

Biographical Information
John Arthur Fraser ~ [1838-1898] Canadian OSA, SCA, RCA
see N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.397; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.125; biography in E.P.E.C., by R.Harper, pg.120; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.122, Westbridge Pub., 1999; exhibition lists in R.C.A.A., pg.137 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.134; charter member of R.C.A. and founding member of O.S.A.