British & Continental Art
September 11 — 16, 2021
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
John Charles Maggs (1819-1895)
The Fine Art Galleries, The T. Eaton Co., Ltd., Canada, stock nos. 6660 and 6661 to gallery labels verso;
Estate of W.A. Ross MacFadden, Toronto
John Charles Maggs was a painter of coaching scenes who ran a school of painting in Bath at his studio on 34 Gay Street. He was widely patronized by lovers of coaching, including Queen Victoria. Late Toronto businessman and avid art collector, Ross MacFadden, loved collecting these paintings and would often remark on the details in each. Mr. MacFadden was fascinated by Maggs who carried this painting's tradition well into the railway age. He also noted that the artist was most fond of depicting coaches in the snow, as represented by "The Stop Over."