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David Brown Milne

David Brown Milne

David Brown Milne
Fine Canadian Art Online auction

Lot # 731

David Brown Milne
CGP CSGA CSPWC 1882 - 1953 Canadian

Channel Sunset, Six Mile Lake, Muskoka, Ontario
oil on canvas 1935
on verso inscribed "12B" (circled) / ""3 Channel Sunset" (crossed out)
12 1/4 x 14 3/8 in  31.1 x 36.5cm

Provenance:
Massey Collection, London, 1935
Mrs. P.A. Chester, Winnipeg, 1937
By descent to the present Private Collection

Literature:
David Milne Jr. and David P. Silcox, David B. Milne: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume 2: 1929 - 1953, 1998, reproduced page 601, catalogue #304.19

"One fair [painting] is a sunset. I saw it on my way home from Severn Falls, no material to draw or paint it, and too tired anyway. So I remembered it, and made a pencil drawing later from the same place with a similar sunset."

- David Milne to James Clarke, August 28, 1935

In 1933, David Milne left Palgrave and was searching for a new painting place. Traveling by canoe through the Trent Canal-Severn River system, he ultimately discovered Six Mile Lake, at the southern end of Georgian Bay. It was isolated, with no railway or highway connections, and it was a seven-mile trip to civilized contact - but this isolation was pleasing to Milne. He built a cabin on a granite promontory overlooking the lake, and he stayed there until 1939, painting striking wilderness subjects such as Channel Sunset.

Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD

Sold For: $34,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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