DAVID BROWN MILNE
EDGE OF THE CLEARING
watercolour on paper
sight 14.25 ins x 19.25 ins; 35.6 cms x 48.3 cms
In the fall of 1940, David Milne moved to Uxbridge from Toronto. David Silcox writes: “New surroundings and new circumstances had often renewed Milne’s determination to paint and within a month or so the move to Uxbridge proved congenial. His work poured forth in watercolour, colour dry points and the occasional oil... For both quantity and quality it was a year with few equals.” This watercolour dates within a year of Milne’s move to Uxbridge.
While inscribed “Coboconk” by Douglas Duncan, according to Silcox, a letter from Milne to Duncan in October 1942 confirms this picture was painted at Uxbridge.
David B. Milne Jr. and David P. Silcox, David B. Milne: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume II: 1929 - 1952, Toronto, 1998, page 804, no. 403.151, reproduced.
David P. Silcox, Painting Place: The Life and Work of David B. Milne, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1996, page 318.
Douglas Duncan, Picture Loan Society, Toronto
Laura Beattie, London, Ontario (1956)
Miss Beverley Lindsey, London, Ontario (by descent)
Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto
Hart House, Toronto
The Gallery, Ottawa