Artwork by George Agnew Reid,  Sketch for “Spring”

George Reid
Sketch for “Spring”

signed lower left
24.625 x 8 ins ( 62.5 x 20.3 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Price Realized $2,280.00
Sale date: March 1st 2022

Private Collection, Ontario
Royal Canadian Academy, 1921 as “Spring dec panel”, no. 126
This is the pastel study for the painting “Spring”, CNE, 1922, no. 299 (repr.), RCA, 1922, no. 170 (repr.). F.S. Challener recorded the sale price for the painting as $1000 in his notes (Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto).

Muriel Miller Miner in “G.A. Reid” (1946) writes about a mural scheme Reid worked out during the years immediately after the war for the living room of the H.H. Love house in Wychwood Park. In the deep frieze surrounding the room Reid developed the seasonal theme, including "spring with its bursting life" (p. 136). Possibly this pastel is related to Reid's work on this project.

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George Agnew Reid
(1860 - 1947) OCA, PRCA