Author Topic: Maurice Canning Wilks  (Read 2131 times)

James James

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2017, 07:14:03 AM »
Exactly Elwyn, consider and try to check out and document all of the possibilities. What I also meant was that even during his lifetime he might have made financial provision for his daughter via his lawyer,... and on a related topic, I doubt if his bank records would still be in existence.

However, if one or more the women in the various possible portraits of his daughter, were his daughter, then it suggests that she was aware of her paternity, and that they kept in touch.

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2017, 07:20:24 AM »
Another point,... did he have a studio when he passed,... and if he did,... who cleared that out,... and what became of the contents. ?

This picture looks very similar to the younger woman in the previous lady in red picture.

http://whytes.ie/IrishArt/i2PastCatalogues.asp?Auction=20051210&Lot=1&offset=100

13 paintings up from the bottom of the page.

http://whytes.ie/images/20051210/137.jpg



Christmas Art Sale, Dublin, Saturday, December 10, 2005.
Lot 137 ... WILKS Maurice Canning, 1911-1984 (Ireland (…ire))
Title : PORTRAIT OF A LADY IN RED SHAWL  Date : 1957
Signature: signed lower right; signed again and dated [December 1957] on reverse
Oil on canvas. Dimensions: 51 by 41cm., 20 by 16in.
Estimate  1 800 EUR - 2 200 EUR Sold, price realised: Ä1300





James James

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2017, 07:26:18 AM »
Is that the same woman in all three pictures. ?

Well that always has to be a matter of everyone's own opinions, however, if I had to give a yes or no answer, I think that I would have to say yes, and although just an opinion, it would be a pretty confident yes.

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2017, 07:42:23 AM »
Blimey !,... the date is ironic,... and a tad spooky.

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/paintings-from-maurice-wilks-s-studio-for-sale-1.126988

https://www.rosss.com/contact/

The Irish Times, Dublin,  Saturday, Nov 15th, 1997
"Paintings from Maurice Wilks's studio for sale."

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Next Wednesday, John Ross & Co of Belfast will be selling 285 lots from the studio of Maurice Canning Wilks on the company's premises. The auction brings together oil paintings, watercolours and drawings spanning 50 years of the artist's life.

Included are many preliminary drawings for familiar finished works of scenes in the Glens of Antrim, Donegal, Connemara and Dublin Bay. All lots will be offered without reserve and are expected to make from £50 to £5,000. The sale starts at 7 p.m.
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So, where did they come from, and who put them on the market,... possibly the family. ?

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2017, 09:26:45 AM »
I cannot believe how much work you both, Elwyn and James James, have put into this for me and I'm am really grateful thank you both so much.  Will take me a wee while to look through all you're findings and I will get cracking. I do know a bit about the family but I've never heard of Rosemary. I think the studio works were probably sold off by his widow.  If I explain my search to you on here is there a way of deleting after you've read it? As I wouldn't like to have it on the public domain indefinitely!

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2017, 09:33:21 AM »
Could it be mother and daughter?? Would be more than likely, I do know He did a lot of portraits .

Elwyn

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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2017, 10:25:57 AM »


If I explain my search to you on here is there a way of deleting after you've read it? As I wouldn't like to have it on the public domain indefinitely!

What you can do is send us a personal message. If you click on our names on the right hand side of the screen, it will offer you a "send pm" option. That enables you to send us an individual message that no-one else can read. You'll have to send the message twice for each of us to get it.

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2019, 07:32:04 PM »
I am the daughter of Maurice Wilks and I gave no idea who Rodemary is or was. If anyone knows i would be most interested

moorsy

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2019, 08:49:29 PM »
Anybody know were the Canning connection comes from?
i,m out of my mind,but feel free to leave a message.

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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2019, 08:59:03 PM »
Anybody know were the Canning connection comes from?
His fatherís  motherís  family

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2019, 09:09:53 PM »
His fatherís  motherís  family

Were they from co.derry, around Moneymore?
i,m out of my mind,but feel free to leave a message.

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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2019, 09:14:06 PM »
No idea where they were from, sorry!

moorsy

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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2019, 09:20:15 PM »
No idea where they were from, sorry!

Just might have been a family connection through the Fairley family.
i,m out of my mind,but feel free to leave a message.

James James

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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2019, 10:28:55 PM »
Maurice was born in 1910.

His father was Randall Wilks:

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1911/01542/1624567.pdf
 
GRONI has a marriage for Maurice Wilks to Mary Shephard ... Belfast 21.12.1939.

So, if thatís the right family, Rosemary would likely be born after that.

You would need to go into PRONI or GRONI to search for her birth.

But you can look at the marriage certificate to get Mauriceís address etc on the GRONI website, for £2.50.

Randall Wilks is buried in Dundonald cemetery. He died in 1940 and his address then was 34 Sagimor Gardens.


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Re: Maurice Canning Wilks
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2019, 09:29:51 PM »
Does anyone know where this portrait is or who owns it?