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ONLINE AUCTION
Fine Canadian Art
6th session

May 02 - June 01, 2019

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LOT 704

Sybil Andrews
CPE
1898 - 1992
Canadian

Ploughing Pasture
linocut in 4 colours, 1955
signed, titled and editioned 2 T.P.
11 1/2 x 14 1/2 in, 29.2 x 36.8 cm

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

Sold for: $7,500

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PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Ontario

LITERATURE
Peter White, Sybil Andrews, Glenbow Museum, 1982, reproduced full page colour page 44 and page 62
Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the Machine Age, 1995, reproduced page 121, catalogue #SA 54
Gordon Samuel, The Cutting Edge of Modernity, Osborne Samuel, 2013, reproduced page 36

EXHIBITED
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Sybil Andrews, same image, 1982, catalogue #50


Born in Bury St. Edmunds, England, Sybil Andrews worked with a range of media – however, it is her striking linocuts that generated international praise. During her time studying at the Grosvenor School under Claude Flight, Andrews was introduced to the aesthetics of Futurism and the innovative practice of linocut printing. Her acclaimed linocuts celebrate both the dynamism of the machine age and the powerful movement and dedication of working people. Ploughing Pasture is a vibrant example of the pastoral scenes that recurred within Andrews’s prints following her move to Canada after the Second World War. The sweeping lines, bold colour and rhythmic forms of this print beautifully combine her mastery of the modern linocut technique with her memories of rural Suffolk life.


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