PELEG FRANKLIN BROWNELL, O.S.A., R.C.A.
BONAVENTURE ISLAND, OLD FISHING COMPANY HOUSES
oil on canvas
14 ins x 21 ins; 35.6 cms x 53.3 cms
Though Peleg Franklin Brownell found his favourite sketching grounds close to his home in Ottawa, he also explored and created works set in the areas of the Lower St. Lawrence, the Little Saguenay River and the Gaspé Peninsula. Brownell’s works exhibit great technical ability. His landscapes, which arise out of vigourously applied brushstrokes, are thoughtfully composed. Southeast of the village of Percé, off of the southern coast of Québec, Bonaventure Island was one of the early seasonal fishing ports of New France. What is truly picturesque about this work is not the land nor the old fishing company houses that give it its title, but rather the pensive and invigorating sea of sapphire blue.
James Wilson & Co. Fine Art Dealers, Ottawa
Private Collection, Ontario