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Lot #54

Artist Nicholas de Grandmaison
Title Joe Calf Child, Blackfoot
Media watercolour on paper
Size 9.5 x 6.75 in. / 24.1 x 17.1 cm.
Frame Size 20.25 x 17.75 x 1.5 in.

signed lower left; bears title on plaque; framed with special glass

lot includes History in their Blood by Hugh A. Dempsey, published by Douglas and McIntyre, 1982; bears inscription by G.H. Gooderham from 1951 'The subject of this picture is Joe Calf Child, Blackfoot, the second of three generations known to the writer. Calf Child, his father, was the War Chief of the Blackfeet when Crowfoot signed treaty for them...' on paper attached verso)

Masters Gallery, Calgary, label verso; from the Estate of Dr. Joan Snyder, a prominent Calgary philanthropist; proceeds from this work will help fulfill Joan's wishes to support the University of Calgary. To read more about Dr. Joan Snyder, visit the University of Calgary's Memoriam

Sold $7,020 Estimate $4,000/$6,000

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