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Lot #40

Artist George Markel
Title Great Team at Hay-Time
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Media mixed media sculpture
Size 9 x 30 x 10.5 in. / 22.9 x 76.2 x 26.7 cm.
Sold $550 Estimate $500 - $1,000

Notes
ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE $1,000 - unsigned; some handling marks noted

Reference
This is an exceptional George Markel, full of detail: from the driving harness and silver and gold-starred bridle to the split reins going to the bit, and gold-starred blinkers. The farmer wears leather chaps, jacket, belt and gloves. After a life of farming Markel took up folk art in his retirement and quickly developed a reputation as an exceptional talent. He died at 96 in 2006.

Provenance
Generously donated by Nancy Townshend, see website at nancytownshend.ca


Biographical Information
George Markel ~ [1910-2006] Canadian
A Compendium of Canadian Folk Arts, by T.Kobayashi, pg. 142, Boston Mills Press, 1985; An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art, by B.McKendry, pg. 189, self published, 1999; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website

Sold
CAD $550 - Paddle # 8466
Bidding History
Paddle #
Date
Amount
8466
6/13/2021 1:01:17 PM
CAD $550
100888
6/13/2021 12:28:46 PM
CAD $500
8466
6/13/2021 12:27:32 PM
CAD $475
100888
6/13/2021 12:27:32 PM
CAD $450
8466
6/13/2021 12:26:58 PM
CAD $425
100888
6/13/2021 12:26:58 PM
CAD $400
8466
6/13/2021 10:30:55 AM
CAD $375
100888
6/13/2021 10:30:55 AM
CAD $350

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