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LOT 419

CPE CSGA CSPWC OSA RCA
1941 - 2022
Canadian

Wesleyville: Seabird Hunters Returning Home
etching and aquatint on paper
signed, titled, editioned 60/75 and dated 1991 and on verso inscribed "590127" and "NFS"
15 x 35 7/8 in, 38.1 x 91.1 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 CAD

Sold for: $17,500

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Edmonton
David Blackwood, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, November 26, 2020, lot 303
Private Collection, Ontario

LITERATURE
William Gough, David Blackwood: Master Printmaker, 2001, reproduced page 50-51


The whale is one of the most central and recognizable motifs in David Blackwood’s work. The most celebrated use would be in the artist’s iconic Fire Down on the Labrador, although these works all share a common expression. The whale, ancient and aloof, dwarfs the human figures and their circumstances. In this way, this theme can be viewed within the tradition of the Vanitas, underlining the fragility and transience of human life, instilling humility and awe.

All Blackwood etchings are inked and printed by the artist, and because of that, can vary from impression to impression. This impression is a particularly richly inked example and was framed for the first time only recently using archival materials.


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