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Lot #97

Artist Cornelius Krieghoff
Title Canadians Preparing for Town
Media oil on canvas
Size 13 x 18 in. / 33 x 45.7 cm.
Frame Size 20.5 x 25.5 x 3.5 in.

signed lower right; bears title on gallery labels verso; framed; canvas relined

'Immediately upon his arrival in Quebec City, Krieghoff began a series of canvases depicting habitant houses ...' page 79 Krieghoff by Russell Harper; see another example of what is likely the same house page 87 titled First Snow in Krieghoff by Russell Harper, published by Prospero Books, 1999)

G. Blair Laing, Toronto and Masters Gallery, Calgary labels verso; from the Estate of Dr. Joan Snyder, a prominent Calgary philanthropist; proceeds from this work will help fulfill Joan's wishes to support the University of Calgary. To read more about Dr. Joan Snyder, visit the University of Calgary's Memoriam

Sold $140,400 Estimate $50,000/$70,000

Biographical Information
Cornelius Krieghoff ~ [1815-1872] Canadian
see Cornelius Krieghoff, Pioneer Painter Of North America, by Marius Barbeau, MacMillan Comp, 1934; Krieghoff, J. Russell Harper, UofT, 1979; Krieghoff, Images of Canada, by D.Reid, AG.O., 1999; Krieghoff, by J.R.Harper, Prospero Books, 1999; N.G.C. Vol.2, G-K, ed.P.Landry, pg.384; A.G.O., by the A.G.O. pg.232; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., pg. 228 and M.M.F.A., pg.208 by E.McMann; biography in E.P.E.C., by R.Harper, pg.184 and C.MacDonald, Vol.3,pg.679; Robson, pg.19; Colgate, pg.8; Benezit, Tome 6, pg.316; Cloverdale Collection of Canadiana, Public Archives, pg.70