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Lot #102

Artist Lucius Richard O'Brien
Title Coming in the Harbour, Saint John, N.B.
Media oil on canvas
Dated 1896
Size 20 x 29 in. / 50.8 x 73.7 cm.
Frame Size 26.75 x 35.75 x 3 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed and dated lower right; bears title on plaque; framed; some cracking noted

private collection, Calgary/Vancouver

Hammer $19,000 Estimate $4,000/$6,000

Biographical Information
Lucius Richard O'Brien ~ [1832-1899] Canadian OSA, RCA
see Lucius R. O'Brien, Visions of Victorian Canada, by D.Reid, A.G.O., 1990; E.P.E.C., by R.Harper, pg.239; O'Brien was instrumental in forming the R.C.A. and its first president; N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg.159; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.339; for biographies see MacDonald,Vol.5, pg.1413; Westbridge, Vol.3, pg.58 and Benezit, Tome 7, pg.775; exhibition lists in R.C.A.A., pg.307 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg. 287