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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:
David Blackwood  1 2 3 4
A.J. Casson birds
Beth Saunders B.C.
Whale I.T.Pond Inlet
Haines F.S.

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Blackwood home in safe harbour

DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
OC. RCA.
Canadian
1941 -

Home in safe Harbour

Signed & Dated 1981  (Bottom Right below image), #25/50 Colour Etching on wove paper, double museum matted, non-glare glazing, silver metal frame.
TOGETHER WITH
 a two page holograph letter signed by the artist.
(16 x 20"plate size.)16 1/4 x 20 inc. letters (41.3 x 50.8 cm.)  Frame 20 3/4 x 27 3/8"  

Ref. 399d WE1 /ANNN/s.andn >EONN PRICE CODE  I   SOLD

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Number 25 of the 1981 limited edition image of just 50 copies, which is titled and numbered (Bottom Left). The image is an interesting composition, as with many of the artist’s finer works.  Here the starkness of Blackwood's deep blue imagery is relieved by the softer mushroom brown tones of the foreboding sky. The main focus of the image is the Whale weather vane that used to be atop the spire of the church at Safe Harbour, the only community in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland that was involved with whaling. The Vane is depicted without its directional indicators as it was relocated to Blackwood's studio in Wesleyville. In the middle ground a man, child and dog are walking over the snow covered frozen ground. Icebergs and islets are seen in background over the dark waters of the bay.

 A two page holograph letter signed by the artist 'David B' accompanies this work, written on David Blackwood inc. stationery from his King St. Port Hope home/studio 14 August 1988 it explains how David came to purchase the vane, minus it's directional indicators which were originally below the ball.

Blackwood is considered to be one of Canada's premier print makers and has been awarded many national and international awards. His work is included in National Galleries throughout the world and is represented in countless fine private collections.  We are pleased to offer this scarce image to a discerning collector. Originally purchased from the artist into a private collection. It has had but one owner.

David Blackwood was born in Wesleyville, on Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, in 1941. He grew up in an outport known for the captains and skippers it bred, known throughout Newfoundland and the nautical world for their seafaring skills, where education was highly valued and story telling was an art form. Listening to stories about the seal hunt and the lives of his neighbours, and the flora and fauna about him. These are the images and legends that David Blackwood has immortalized in his art. He has the ability to use visual images to tell tales that are sought the world over.

 

Blackwood man warning two boys HC

DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
OC. RCA.
Canadian
1941 -

Study for Man warning two Boys 

Signed & Dated 1981  (Bottom Right below image), H/C sepia etching on wove paper, triple museum matted, gilt metal frame.
Plate size excluding letters: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8"   (27.6 x 35.2 cm.) Frame: 20 ¼  x 22 ¼"
Ref. CS2/DANN/a.ande> AANN     PRICE CODE F    Click here for price guide

This pleasant sepia group of studies with two insets which form an integral plate, is marked H/C =HONORIS CAUSA, meaning  a charitable donation by the artist for a, or on a, complimentary cause or pretext. This H/C version is considered rare.
Our image is signed and titled below the image and illustrates the thought process and printing stages that Blackwood goes through in the creation of one of his etchings.The final version of Man warning Two Boys, which was printed the following year in a limited edition of 50 copies differs considerably from the sketches.(see below)

BlackwoodMantwo boys book

 

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blackwood_sping

DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
OC. RCA.
Canadian
1941 -

Spring

Signed & Dated 1965 (Bottom Right), Artist's Proof. Mixed Media, glazed natural wood frame
19 7/8 x 22 3/4 " (50.5 x 58.4 cm.) Frame 26 3/4 x 29 3/4 "

Ref. 71a RY1 /LNN/o.ande >ANDN     PRICE CODE F   Click here for price guide SOLD
  
A 1965 artist's proof created whilst his distinctive style was still developing, yet the etched and somber tones and aquatint backlighting are already much in evidence in this early work by Canada's greatest living printmaker.

Blackwood is considered to be one of Canada's premier print makers and has been awarded many national and international awards. His work is included in National Galleries throughout the world and is represented in countless fine private collections.  We are pleased to offer this scarce image to a discerning collector. Originally purchased from the artist into a private collection. It has had but one owner.

 

blackwood_capt_noah_bishop_visit

DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
OC. RCA.
Canadian
1941 -

 Captain Noah Bishop's visitation at the icefields

Signed & Dated 1979 (Below image, bottom Right) 21/50. Mixed Media, museum matted, glazed, silver gilt-wood frame.
15 3/4 x 19 3/4 " (40 x 50.2 cm.) Frame 24 1/2 x 28 1/8 "

440 Ref. 130 IT1 /ANOO/da.andl >ROLN   PRICE CODE H SOLD Click here for price guide

  
In this 1979 mixed media image, Aboard his ship (S.S. Algerine), caught in the icy fingered grip of early spring, an elderly Captn. Bishop gazes seaward over the gunwale and casts his mind adrift to envision a lovely women of his youth approaching him through mystical light, across the ice pans.  One more memory of the harsh lifestyle of a bygone era in Newfoundland.

Captain Noah Bishop (1865- 1939) was born on Swains Island, Bonivista Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. S.S.Algerine is possibly the same Algerine that recovered one body following the search for victims of the Titanic.

Illustrated in Gough W. The Art of David Blackwood McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Toronto 1988 The Icefields plate 23.

 

beth Sanders BC. coast
BENITA ELIZABETH 'Beth' SANDERS

 Canadian
1935-

 Evening, Vertical Point 1978

No. 5 of a limited edition of 15 colour etching on paper, liner mounted, glazed, metal frame.

23 1/2 x 17 1/2"  (59.7 x 44.5 cm.)  Frame: 30 7/8 x 27 1/4" 
  
Ref. DW26/GN/v.anda >DLN      PRICE CODE A          SOLD
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One can almost smell the ozone off the calm waters of the mist laden Pacific North West coast give a dramatic backdrop to the lethal seaweed covered saw-tooth rocks that are an all to familiar site to coastal mariners of the area.
Beth Sanders was a member of the B.C. artists group, many of her etchings were inspired by scenes along the BC. coast and Queen Charlotte Islands.

WhaleI Pond Inlet

Ivan Trevor WHEALE
Canadian
1934-

Pond Inlet Berg
Etching. Signed (both in and below plate bottom right) dated [19]84 Limited edition numbered 5/5
Plate size 6 1/2 x 9 3/8" (16.5 x 23.8cm.)
floated on matt, silver metal frame 11 x 13 1/4"

Ref. 30 TB10 /DNN / o.andg >DSL PRICE CODE B   SOLD

Pond Inlet,[Mittimatalik], Baffin Island, Nunavut is situated in Canada's Arctic north, is a community of approx. 1550 people, named for John Pond, an English astronomer and is oft referred to as one of “the jewels of the North”
Ivan Wheale 1934 - was born in Sunderland, England in 1934 and settled in Canada in 1957. He moved to Manitoulin Island in 1975 where he now lives and works. Ivan is a self-taught artist whose work hangs in numerous public and corporate collections including the Royal Collection, and the Dean’s collection Windsor Castle, the Government of Ontario, the Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, and the Lieutenant Governor’s, Queen’s Park, Toronto, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Premier of Ontario’s office in 2004, and the Arts Pavilion “Man and His World” in Montreal. He is the recipient of many awards including an Honorary Degree from Laurentian University, the Rotary International Paul Harris Award and the Canada Council. He was listed in the American Artists Survey of Leading Contemporaries in 1989. He has held over 94 solo exhibitions including three touring exhibitions circulating Ontario, and a fifty-year retrospective at the Centennial Museum, Sheguiandah. He has also contributed to over 65 group exhibitions. Ivan’s writing includes The Artist’s Conception, Manitoulin Expositor, 1985, and a five-year weekly television programme in Sudbury. He is a past member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Canadian Artists. He was an art instructor at Haliburton School of Fine Arts, Elliot Lake School of Fine Arts, Cambrian College, Georgian College, the Ontario Arts Council and Laurentian University.
Ivan is an Advisory Board Member for The Art Gallery of Sudbury, The Ontario Arts Council, Cambrian College and the Laurentian University Task Force. He is also a Board Member with the following organizations: Northern Cancer Foundation, Northeastern Manitoulin Property Association, Manitoulin Fine Arts Association and Little Current Public Library.

Haines FS harvest moon

Frederick Stanley 
HAINES 

RCA. CPE. CSPWC. OSA. SGA. 

Canadian
1879 - 1960

The Harvest Moon

Colour Aquatint, Signed 'Fred S. Haines' (Bottom Right) & titled below plate, matted, glazed, gilt-wood frame.
Plate size: 10 1/8 x 8 1/4 " (25. 7 x 21 cm.) Frame: 18 1/4 x 15 1/4" PRICE CODE C
Ref. AM4 (78) / SL / da.andg. >LLN

A richly toned landscape with a stand of birch and a split rail cedar fence illuminated by a harvest moon. A fine example of Haines suburb expertise in colour aquatint printmaking.
Frederick ‘Fred’ Stanley Haines 1879-1960 was born in Meaford, Ontario in 1879. He attended the Central Ontario School of Art under George Arthur Reid and William Cruikshank, financing his education by painting and selling portraits. His first exhibition was in 1901 with the Ontario Society of Artists, and in 1906 he became a member of that society.
Haines studied abroad at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp in 1913 under Juliaan de Vriendt. In 1919 he became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and began making prints. The following year he became secretary for the Canadian National Exhibition's Graphic Art Department and in 1924 was appointed as Commissioner of Fine Arts. The same year he was elected as President of the Ontario Society of Artists.
An accomplished and versatile artist, he is well known for his watercolours, oil paintings, gouaches, engravings, and prints. He was the president of the Ontario Society of Artists, a founding member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, a founding member of the Canadian Society of Etchers and Printers. He also was a colleague and friend of the Group of Seven . He was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and in 1939 its President.
He became Curator at the Art Gallery of Toronto in 1928, a post which he held for four years before becoming Principal of the Ontario College of Art. Haines retired from the Ontario College of Art in 1951 and devoted himself to painting from his home in Thornhill, Ontario until his death in 1960.
The Art Gallery of Toronto hosted a retrospective exhibition of his work in 1961, which traveled to the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Willistead Art Gallery in Windsor, Ontario and the Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery. The National Gallery of Canada has acquired several original Haines art works, as well as the Public Archives of Canada.

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