American & Modern Art
February 22 — 27, 2020
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
L.V. Mangowey (19th Century)
Lot 1 Details
L.V. Mangowey (19th Century), Canadian
"THE FIRST SIGHT OF THE TRAIN - CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD (THREE INDIANS STANDING ON A BLUFF WATCHING THE APPROACHING TRAIN)"
Oil on relined canvas; signed and titled on the verso of the original canvas according to the old Sotheby, Toronto catalogue entry
30 x 50 in — 76.2 x 127 cm
Price Includes Buyer's Premium
Sold Sotheby & Co. (Canada) Ltd., catalogue "Canadian Paintings/ Drawings, Watercolours and Prints", 28th-30th October, 1968, Lot 307, illustrated pg. 99, said to be "From the collection of Miss G.I. Burrage" in their entry;
From whom purchased by A.F. Webb;
Ex- Coll. Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon & Co. Ltd., Toronto, purchased by them in November 1980, and noted on their inventory as "Indians of Rock (Unknown)";
From whom purchased by the present Private Collection, Toronto in 1992
On February 26, 2020, the lot description was changed to reflect the recently discovered record of sale at Sotheby & Co. (Canada) on October 28 - 30th, 1968, Lot 307, illustrated.
Sotheby's identified the artist as L.V. Mangowey depicting the Canadian Pacific Railroad. This lot, now relined, was reportedly signed "L.V. Mangowey" and titled on the verso of the original canvas in Sotheby's entry.
This lot was originally catalogued in our auction as possibly 19TH CENTURY NORTH AMERICAN SCHOOL, unsigned, possibly depicting the transcontinental railway that opened in the late 1860's that drove indigenous people out of the American mid west.