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Artist Frederick Arthur Verner
Title Algonquins Shooting the Rapids, Muskoka
Media watercolour on paper
Dated 1880
Size 11.75 x 24.75 in. / 29.8 x 62.9 cm.
Frame Size 17.5 x 31 x 2 in.
Sold $8,000 Estimate $6,000 - $8,000

Notes
signed and dated lower right; bears title and date on gallery labels verso; framed with special glass; some minor chips on frame noted

Provenance
Laing Galleries, 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


Biographical Information
Frederick Arthur Verner ~ [1836-1928] Canadian OSA, RCA
Born in 1836, Frederick A. Verner traveled to England in 1856 to study art at the South Kensington School of Art. While in England he served for the British army. Upon his return to Canada in 1862 he opened a studio in Toronto. During his time spent in Canada he painted many fine portrais of native people as well as native scenes and landscapes. Although Paul Kane was much older, they became close friends in the artist's later uears and it is thought by some that Verner replace Kane as Canada's most accoplished artist at the time. Verner was well exhibited throughout his life; showing with the RCA from its founding in 1880 until 1927, and with the OSA until 1911. He also exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal from 1872 to 1922. Verner even exhibited his scenes of Canada with Buffalo Bill's show in London. See The Last Buffalo, by J.Murray, Pagurian Press, 1984 as well as N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg. 324; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.494; biography in Early Painters and Engravers in Canada, by J. Russell Harper, pg.316, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1970; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.4, pg.83, Westbridge Pub., 2003; exhibition lists in R.C.A.A., pg.412 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.386; Westbridge,Vol.4, pg.83

Historical Results for this Artist

Sold
CAD $8,000 - Paddle # 100570
Bidding History
Paddle #
Date
Amount
100570
11/5/2023 1:51:17 PM
CAD $8,000
102376
11/5/2023 1:48:31 PM
CAD $7,500
100570
11/5/2023 1:39:12 PM
CAD $7,000
102376
11/5/2023 1:37:35 PM
CAD $6,500
100570
11/5/2023 1:37:35 PM
CAD $6,000
102376
11/5/2023 1:36:36 PM
CAD $5,500
100570
11/5/2023 1:03:44 PM
CAD $5,000
1692
11/5/2023 12:59:47 PM
CAD $4,750
100570
11/5/2023 12:54:21 PM
CAD $4,500
6117
11/5/2023 12:23:07 PM
CAD $4,250
100570
11/5/2023 11:43:25 AM
CAD $4,000
102388
11/5/2023 11:09:10 AM
CAD $3,750
8992
11/4/2023 11:31:19 AM
CAD $3,500
102376
11/2/2023 4:58:04 PM
CAD $3,250
8260
10/19/2023 7:48:59 AM
CAD $3,000

Biographical Information
Frederick Arthur Verner ~ [1836-1928] Canadian OSA, RCA
Born in 1836, Frederick A. Verner traveled to England in 1856 to study art at the South Kensington School of Art. While in England he served for the British army. Upon his return to Canada in 1862 he opened a studio in Toronto. During his time spent in Canada he painted many fine portrais of native people as well as native scenes and landscapes. Although Paul Kane was much older, they became close friends in the artist's later uears and it is thought by some that Verner replace Kane as Canada's most accoplished artist at the time. Verner was well exhibited throughout his life; showing with the RCA from its founding in 1880 until 1927, and with the OSA until 1911. He also exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal from 1872 to 1922. Verner even exhibited his scenes of Canada with Buffalo Bill's show in London. See The Last Buffalo, by J.Murray, Pagurian Press, 1984 as well as N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg. 324; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.494; biography in Early Painters and Engravers in Canada, by J. Russell Harper, pg.316, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1970; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.4, pg.83, Westbridge Pub., 2003; exhibition lists in R.C.A.A., pg.412 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.386; Westbridge,Vol.4, pg.83

Historical Results for this Artist

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