Fine Canadian Art
6th session

June 06 - June 27, 2019

Current bid: $1,100 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

12559 27-Jun-2019 10:13:30 AM $1,100

35077 27-Jun-2019 09:50:52 AM $1,000

12559 27-Jun-2019 09:14:21 AM $900

35077 27-Jun-2019 08:01:18 AM $800

12559 26-Jun-2019 11:45:23 AM $700

35077 25-Jun-2019 07:35:21 AM $600

The bidding history list updated on: Friday, June 18, 2021 11:12:46

LOT 505

1890 - 1986

A Pioneer, Ryerson Township
oil on board
signed and on verso dated 1934 twice
17 x 14 3/4 in, 43.2 x 37.5 cm

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,375

Preview at:

The Fine Art Society (Canada) Limited, Toronto
Private Collection, Ontario

On verso inscribed "Sketch of Mrs. George Ross and her daughter Mrs. Burnell" / "(86 years of age)" / "Port Anson, Ryerson Township (4 miles north of Magnetawan), Northern Ontario"

Also on verso is the following text, written by the artist:

"Mrs. Ross as a bride went from Parry Sound 60 years ago to Ryerson Township and did not travel away from the homestead until Mr. Ross died in the spring of 1933, when she went out to Parry Sound to attend to business connected with the property.

Her husband was a lumberman and trapper and in the early days made a good living. He with other pioneers went with sleighs to Orillia for supplies. Mrs. Ross told me one story about Mr. Ross - when on a trapping trip, he woke up one morning to find his beard frozen to the snow. Just now would be a good time for someone to record the stories she so vivdly tells." E. Grace C.

Please note: this work is unframed.

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