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Town & Country
7th Session

November 05 - November 26, 2020

Current bid: $10,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

7139 26-Nov-2020 09:52:16 AM $10,000

32080 26-Nov-2020 09:38:20 AM $9,500

38929 24-Nov-2020 07:26:06 PM $9,000

7139 23-Nov-2020 08:27:25 PM $8,500

25474 10-Nov-2020 09:18:49 PM $8,000

26522 07-Nov-2020 08:02:31 PM $7,500

36847 07-Nov-2020 12:15:21 PM $7,000

LOT 0825

1903 - 1970

Oxen in Winter
mixed media on board
12 x 14 1/8 in, 30.5 x 35.9 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Sold for: $12,500

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Acquired directly from the Artist by Joseph Saulnier
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario

This painting comes from the estate of Joseph Maurice Saulnier. Born in 1922 in the village of Petit Ruisseau (on the French Shore of Nova Scotia) he signed up for the war effort at the young age of 17 and went to Brandon, Manitoba, to train as a radio operator. He graduated first in his class and was sent to Yorkshire, England, to fly in Lancasters. He and his crew survived a total of 33 missions over Europe and, after the war, Saulnier returned to Nova Scotia, where he graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a degree in Social Work. In his first job in Digby County, he became known as "Mr. Saulnier, the Welfare Man" and it was at this time that he first met Maud and Everett Lewis. He developed a relationship with Maud which was to endure over many years and, despite subsequently moving to Ottawa, Maurice and his family visited Nova Scotia for annual vacations and would always stop to pay visits at Maud's tiny house.

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