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Lot #67

Artist Maud Lewis
Title Pair of Oxen
Media enamel on paper board
Size 12 x 14 in. / 30.5 x 35.6 cm.
Frame Size 15.75 x 17.75 x 1 in.

Place Absentee Bid

Notes
signed lower right; framed

Reference
noted Maud Lewis expert Alan Deacon writes about this painting 'I believe this painting was done in 1969 possibly 1970. Maud Lewis died July 30th ,1970. It looks to me if the green used to paint the conifers needles and branches was probably done with marker. Again it is very typical for Maud Lewis to use marker in later works. Often the marker fades with time but this green seems quite resistant to fading. So despite the strangeness of the work I do believe the painting is authentic'; we would like to thank Mr. Deacon for his help over the years; The McMichael Gallery will be having a major Maud Lewis Exhibition from June 29 to January 5, 2020.

Provenance
private collection, Victoria

Hammer $11,000 Estimate $8,000/$10,000

Biographical Information
Maud Lewis ~ [ca.1903-1970] Canadian
see From Ben Loman To The Sea, by L.Woolaver, Nimbus Publishing, 1979; Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis by L.Woolaver, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Nimbus Pub.1996; included in A Compendium of Canadian Folk Arts, by T.Kobayashi, pg.130, Boston Mills Press, 1985; An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art, by B.McKendry, pg.177, self published, 1999; biographies in Dict. of Canadian Artists - Vol.3, by C.MacDonald, pg.837; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.2, pg.121, Westbridge Pub., 2000; listed on www.artcyclopedia.com

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