Attributed to Hugh Bolton Jones (H.J. Bolton) (1848-1927), American
THE FALLS OF MONTMORENCY NEAR QUEBEC
Oil on grey Academy board; bears signature “H.J. Bolton” and dated 1868 lower left
6.75" x 9.75" — 17.1 x 24.8 cm.
Possibly the artist born in Baltimore, MD who exhibited landscape works at the National Academy for over 60 years beginning in 1867, one year before the execution of this scene. Harper states H. Bolton (Belton) Jones lived in England and sketched for “Picturesque Canada”. Falk states he travelled extensively.
See Peter Falk, ‘Who Was Who in American Art” p. 1759 and;
J. Russell Harper, “Early Painters and Engravers in Canada”, p. 175
The Parker Gallery, London