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Helen Galloway McNicoll

Helen Galloway McNicoll

Helen Galloway McNicoll
Spring 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 151

Helen Galloway McNicoll
ARCA RBA 1879 - 1915 Canadian

Ducks on a Pond
oil on canvas
on verso stamped with the Studio Helen McNicoll estate stamp
14 x 18 in  35.6 x 45.7cm

Collection of the Artist's sisters, Montreal
Morris Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Montreal

This beautiful sun-drenched view of ducks bathing in a pond is a fine work by Helen Galloway McNicoll, one of Canada’s foremost Impressionist painters. The birds are painted in fluffy white touches, scattered across the cool blue and green waters of the basin. In the background, a tree arches over to the right, and further back, a small section of wooden fence opens up on a clearing. McNicoll uses the same palette of soft blues and moss greens across the surface of the canvas, dappled in short, deft touches. Demonstrating her great sensitivity, the artist captured in this work a moment of gentle calm. McNicoll studied with William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal and later at the Slade School of Art in London and at St. Ives in Cornwall. She became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1913 and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts a year later.
The husband of the consignor of this lovely work is the nephew of Helen McNicoll's sister-in-law.

Estimate: $30,000 ~ $40,000 CAD

Sold For: $49,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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