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Lot #75

Artist Maud Lewis
Title Untitled - Pair of Oxen
Media enamel on paper board
Dated ca. 1968
Size 12 x 14 in. / 30.5 x 35.6 cm.
Frame Size 14.75 x 16.75 x 1.25 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower right; framed; some surface dirt noted; envelope of newspaper clippings attached verso

noted Maud Lewis expert Alan Deacon writes about this painting 'This work was almost certainly painted in late 1968. Towards the end of her life her pictures are thinly painted. Here the colours are strong. Maud's signature at that time is thin and scratchy. Using a magnifier you will no doubt be able to see some of Maud's pencil outlines. As you know the work is a serial image, in other words there are similar paintings but no two works are exactly the same. The oxen series are one of the few serial images that span three decades.'; we would like to thank Mr. Deacon for his help over the years)

received as a gift in 1972 and by descent to a private collection, Southern Alberta

Hammer $8,500 Estimate $7,000/$9,000

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