British & Continental Art
September 11 — 16, 2021
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Attributed to Frederick Richardson (Active 1863-1904)
Lot 58 Details
Attributed to Frederick Richardson (Active 1863-1904), Canadian
A COLLIE AND THE MISCHIEVOUS TERRIERS, 1896
Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1896 lower left, the artist's first name and initial is mostly covered over by a paper exhibition label, No. 202 that is affixed to the canvas lower left which may read, "F. Richardson."
30.5 ins x 46 ins; 77.5 cms x 116.8 cms
With H.J. Mathews Fine Pictures, Toronto gallery label verso, Stock No. 3873 in April 1897 inscribed in pencil to their label to the frame verso;
Private Collection, Toronto
J. Russell Harper, "Early Painters and Engravers in Canada", p. 265
This work has an unknown paper exhibition label glued to the canvas in the lower left corner that covers the artist's first initial. The artist's first name and initial may be an "F". The painting has a label verso from H.J. Mathews Fine Pictures in Toronto that is inscribed when they had the painting "April 1897".
Since the painting has been in Canada since at least 1897, it is possible the artist is Frederick Richardson (Act. 1863-1904), He was a Canadian artist born in Belleville, Ontario. He described himself as a banner and ornamental painter. The label 202 could relate to the catalogue number from a Toronto exhibition. He exhibited an oil landscape where he was awarded a prize and a painting "The Barnyard".