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Lot #52

Artist Nicholas de Grandmaison
Title Untitled - Portrait of a Man with Feather
Media oil on canvas
Size 17 x 13.5 in. / 43.2 x 34.3 cm.
Frame Size 28 x 24.5 x 2 in.

unsigned; framed

bears inscription by Gladys Phillips [wife of artist W.J. Phillips] 'This painting was acquired by my husband in the early 1940s when he traded one of his pictures with Nick for an example of his work. My husband often traded his work with other fellow artists in order to acquire an example of their work for his own substantial collection. This painting hung in our home until acquired by John P. Crabb of Winnipeg in the Fall of 1969 for his own collection. - Sept. 10, 1970 Gladys K.O. Phillips' on note attached verso)

ex-collection Walter & Gladys Phillips, John P. Crabb and J.C. [James Carl] Anderson; Loch Gallery, labels verso; private collection, Calgary

Sold $6,000 Estimate $10,000/$15,000

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