Lot 101
FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.

BUFFALO GRAZING
watercolour, mounted to card
signed and indistinctly dated 1897
height 13.0" x width 22.0"
height 33.0 cm x width 55.9 cm


Est. $7000/9000
Realised: $6875
Auction Date: 11/20/2017


Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario

Note: Ontario-born Frederick Verner (1836-1928) made his first trip west in the early 1860s after returning from four years of study at London’s Hetherleys Academy of Arts (1856-60). Verner travelled through Ojibway country to Fort Garry and the Nelson River. Subsequently, much longer journeys were taken across the prairies and mountains in 1870 and 1873.

Like his artistic hero and later friend Paul Kane (1818-71), the aspiring young artist travelled by canoe, horseback and Red River cart compiling a portfolio of drawings and watercolours which he would draw upon for inspiration throughout his career.



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