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Date: 1928
Artist: Alfred Crocker Leighton
Medium: watercolour and ink on paper laid on board
Dimensions: 12.5 x 15.75 in. (31.8 x 40 cm)

signed recto; titled verso; titled & dated on a label verso with the inscription “A tower mill on the Norfolk Broads, a few miles from Potter Hiegham.”
Note: In 1924, Leighton, who had been working as a commercial artist, became employed by the Canadian Pacific Company and would soon make his first journeys to Canada (in 1925 and 1927). During this time, he continued to travel and paint the English countryside, particularly the historic windmills of Sussex, Kent and Norfolk, which fascinated him, and which he documented from 1924-1928. The parallel between these works and his later drawings of grain elevators in the Prairies is notable, both for their artistic structure and for their relationship to the land and people around them. Leighton’s first exhibition in Canada consisted of 27 works of the Rockies and 40 additional works depicting the English countryside, in particular the windmills.

LOT: 324

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