Manly Edward MacDonald

Canadian (1889 - 1971)

Manly Edward MacDonald was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Manly Edward MacDonald's estimated art value is C$6,000 (*)

Manly Edward MacDonald's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$25,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Manly Edward MacDonald (1889-1971) was C$18,880 - paid for "Bruce’S Mill, 10 Miles North Of Unionville" at Waddington's in Toronto on Mon, Nov 24, 2014. has 504 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$25,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

Traditionally, logging is a difficult and often dangerous occupation. During the early years of settlement in Ontario, logging served a dual purpose of clearing the land for farming and providing a source of building materials, fuel and income. In Prince Edward County, where Manly MacDonald (1889-1971) would likely have painted this scene, the logging industry had been active since the turn of the nineteenth century. Logging in the County focused mostly on the harvest of maple and pine done during the winter months by farmers who were not occupied by their primary occupation. In 1808, the first sawmill was built in Milford and by 1840 there were over 30 such operations. By the time this work was executed (probably in the mid-1950s), mechanization had begun to take over some of the more laborious aspects of foresting.

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