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Artist Frederick Simpson Coburn
Title The Last Load
Media colour etching on paper
Size 12.5 x 21.25 in. / 31.8 x 54 cm.
Frame Size 21.25 x 29.75 x 0.75 in.
Estimate $1,000 - $1,500

Notes
signed in plate lower right; signed lower left; bears title on gallery label verso; framed

Reference
illustrated and description 'The Last Load: An etching by Mr. Coburn is truly a collector's item, as the copper plates were used less than a dozen times before being discarded. This was because they were done merely as an experiment, and to prove to the satisfaction of Mr. Coburn that, if he wanted, he could turn to this medium.
Etchings, like watercolours and pastels, need not be lacking in power or anaemic in colour, and this is proven in a Coburn etching. This is the etching mentioned as having been inspired by the painting still hanging in Mr. Coburn's studio - the "Great-grand-daddy". It shows a team tired, almost dejected, after a long day in the woods. The feeling of exhaustion in the horses and the man is in accord with the early winter dusk suggested in the carefully treated sky. It has many, if not all, of the qualities of an oil painting' on page 42 in Frederick Simpson Coburn by Gerald Stevens, published by The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958

Provenance
Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Montreal, label verso; from the estate of Henry Beaumont, Calgary


Biographical Information
Frederick Simpson Coburn ~ [1871-1960] Canadian RCA
see Frederick Simpson Coburn, by Gerald Stevens, Ryerson Press, 1958; Beyond The Landscape, by E.Coburn, Firefly Books, 1997; other examples and biography in N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.195 and A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.74; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., by E.McMann, pg.76; biographies in Dict. of Canadian Artists, by C.MacDonald, Vol.1, pg.134 and Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.68; see Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon, Band 20, pg. 38, K.G. Saur Verlag Munchen-Leipzig, 1983-2009

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CAD $600 - Paddle # 9536
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CAD $650

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Bidding History
Paddle #
Date
Amount
9536
4/13/2024 8:47:09 PM
CAD $600
101515
4/12/2024 6:27:51 PM
CAD $550
9536
4/7/2024 11:27:01 PM
CAD $500

Biographical Information
Frederick Simpson Coburn ~ [1871-1960] Canadian RCA
see Frederick Simpson Coburn, by Gerald Stevens, Ryerson Press, 1958; Beyond The Landscape, by E.Coburn, Firefly Books, 1997; other examples and biography in N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.195 and A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.74; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., by E.McMann, pg.76; biographies in Dict. of Canadian Artists, by C.MacDonald, Vol.1, pg.134 and Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.68; see Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon, Band 20, pg. 38, K.G. Saur Verlag Munchen-Leipzig, 1983-2009

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