Current bid: $13,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

21660 01-Jun-2019 12:05:14 PM $13,000

20585 01-Jun-2019 12:04:48 PM $12,000 AutoBid

21660 01-Jun-2019 12:04:48 PM $11,000

20585 31-May-2019 12:21:06 PM $10,000 AutoBid

29825 31-May-2019 12:21:06 PM $9,500

20585 31-May-2019 12:07:03 PM $9,000 AutoBid

29825 31-May-2019 12:07:03 PM $8,500

20585 31-May-2019 09:21:21 AM $8,000 AutoBid

19924 31-May-2019 09:21:21 AM $7,500

20585 31-May-2019 09:20:48 AM $7,000 AutoBid

19924 31-May-2019 09:20:48 AM $6,500 AutoBid

20585 31-May-2019 08:16:10 AM $6,000 AutoBid

36847 11-May-2019 12:06:49 PM $5,500

19924 05-May-2019 12:53:23 PM $5,000

LOT 412

Joseph Norris
1925 - 1996

Fishing Village
enamel on board
signed and dated 1988
24 x 47 3/4 in, 61 x 121.3 cm

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Sold for: $16,250

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Acquired directly from the Artist
By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto

Joe Norris, one of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, depicts the exemplary Fishing Village with cheerful colour and affection. Norris was a close observer of the Lower Prospect area of Nova Scotia. This is evident in the attention to detail we see in the harbour, from the native species of birds on the hand painted frame, to the ropes, boom and masts of the fishing vessels. The numerous figures are placed strategically to create a sense of bustle and activity. This allows the viewer to engage with the painting and become fleetingly immersed in the lives of these individual fishermen.

A work of this scale is exceptional and rare to the market. Joe Norris’ work is highly acclaimed and widely regarded.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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