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Lot #74

Artist James Edward Hervey MacDonald
Title Thornhill House
Media oil on paper board
Dated 1923
Size 5.25 x 8.5 in. / 13.3 x 21.6 cm.
Frame Size 12.5 x 15.75 x 1.75 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed with initials and dated lower right; signed, titled and dated verso; bears inscription 'Certified Thoreau MacDonald' verso; framed

J.E.H. MacDonald moved to the Thornhill House, Ontario, in the summer of 1913 after he left his job at Grip Ltd. in Toronto and started painting full-time. - JEH Retrospective 1965-66; In 1974, his son Thoreau MacDonald donated Thornhill House to the City of Vaughan, Ontario. The structure and grounds have been restored and are now open to the general public.)

private collection, Calgary

Hammer $25,000 Estimate $15,000/$25,000

Biographical Information
James Edward Hervey MacDonald ~ [1873-1932] Canadian OSA, RCA
see J.E.H. MacDonald by A.Robson, Ryerson Press, 1937; J.E.H. MacDonald, R.C.A. 1873-1932, by N.Robertson, A.G.O. 1965; The Tangled Garden, by P.Duval, Cerebus Pub., Toronto, 1978; J.E.H. MacDonald Sketchbook, 1915-1922, by J.E.H. Macdonald, Penumbra Press, 1979; The Lake O'Hara Art of J.E.H. MacDonald, by L.Christensen, Fifth House Pub. 2003; biographies in N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg.188 and Westbridge,Vol.3, pg.3; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.266; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., by E.McMann, pg.252