Late Nova Scotian artist’s art work anticipated to fetch large bucks at New Hamburg public sale

Late Nova Scotian artist’s art work anticipated to fetch large bucks at New Hamburg public sale

An public sale in New Hamburg will characteristic two works from the late Nova Scotian artist Maud Lewis – and the pair is anticipated to usher in large cash.

The work, titled “Horse Pulling Logs” and “Oxen in Winter”, have been bought from the artist in 1967 for $12.

They may go for greater than $60,000 at Saturday’s public sale.

“Her reputation has snowballed,” mentioned Ethan Miller, the CEO of Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd., in an interview with CTV Information. “The popularity of what she achieved and her Canadian heroism actually has grown.”

Julie Leblanc’s aunt was the one who purchased the work greater than 50 years in the past.

The 2 work have been a fixture of her childhood and along with her aunt’s passing, Leblanc felt it was the right time discover them a brand new residence.

“They’re stunning,” she mentioned. “They are surely. It’s arduous to get them thus far.”

Late Nova Scotian artist’s art work anticipated to fetch large bucks at New Hamburg public sale“Oxen in Winter” by Maud Lewis.

Leblanc recorded her aunt’s story of taking a day journey to Lewis’ residence with the specific function of shopping for a few of her work. The retelling of that story, a part of the provenance of the work and key for collectors, was a heart-wrenching — as a result of it was for the final time.

“To have it and to listen to it another time, it will get me fairly emotional truly, and it’s one thing that we will share with the youngsters,” Leblanc mentioned.


The Canadiana & Folks Artwork public sale in New Hamburg begins on-line at 9 a.m.

“What’s so essential about Canadian people artwork is that these are artists that did issues from the guts,” mentioned Miller. “They’re not skilled in any formal artwork coaching [program].”

There are 291 items accessible on the public sale, together with various different works by Maud Lewis.

Different featured artists embody Merle Franklin, Joseph Sleep and Mose Tolliver.


Leblanc hopes her aunt’s work discover a new, loving residence.

“I hope it’s not simply somebody that may take it and stick it away and it’s one thing that they’ve conquered. As a substitute, it’s one thing that they love and it’s someplace different folks can benefit from the story for years to return,” mentioned Leblanc.

“Horse Pulling Logs” by Maud Lewis.

As for her plans with the portray’s proceeds, Leblanc is making ready to revitalize her aunt’s previous 18th century inn, within the Nova Scotian countryside.

“I hope to revive that to its 11-bedroom glory,” defined Leblanc. “Perhaps I’ll have an image of me holding the Maud Lewis on the wall and it’ll spike one other story. It’s simply my coronary heart, and I’m so excited to be carrying alongside that a part of her life as properly.”

Click on right here to see extra of Lewis’ work.

The Nova Scotian inn that Julie Leblanc hopes to revitalize. (Courtesy: Julie Leblanc)

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