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Current bid: $1,400 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

26758 25-Aug-2022 05:01:30 PM $1,400

873260 25-Aug-2022 04:55:23 PM $1,300

26758 25-Aug-2022 04:37:50 PM $1,200

873260 25-Aug-2022 04:37:06 PM $1,100

26758 24-Aug-2022 04:29:59 PM $1,000

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, September 26, 2022 09:04:22

LOT 404

1941 - 2022

Lone Mummer
etching and aquatint on paper
signed, titled, editioned 8/25 and dated 1971
19 7/8 x 11 7/8 in, 50.5 x 30.2 cm

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 CAD

Sold for: $1,750

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Purchased directly from the Artist, December 1979
Private Collection, Ontario

Mummering is a Newfoundland tradition passed down from the earliest British and Irish colonial settlers. Taking place over the 12 days of Christmas, masked and cloaked visitors call on their neighbours, only speaking once identified. Food and drink are supplied, and the Mummers are expected to entertain their hosts. This Yuletide loosening of societal rules and conventions could serve as an important outlet for strict Methodist communities like Wesleyville of the 1940s and 50s, and David Blackwood explored the imagery of Mummering throughout his career.

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