Canadian Fine Art
May 29 — June 03, 2021
Auction begins to close at 8:00 pm ET
FRANCES ANNE HOPKINS
Private Collection, Ontario
Frances Anne Hopkins, nee Beechey, was born in England into a family of artists – both her father and grandfather were accomplished painters. She was taught by them and kept painting throughout her life. She married Edward Martin Hopkins and moved to Canada sometime after 1858. He worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company, and Hopkins accompanied him on trips by canoe, sketching en plein-air. She is perhaps best known for these paintings in watercolour of birchbark canoes on foggy waters. This gouache is from a period of her life when, widowed, she had returned to Europe.
Hopkins continued selling paintings throughout her life--a rarity for a female artist of her time--sending her work to W. Scott & Sons of Montréal as well as Goupil & Cie in Paris to be sold.
The work is in good condition with minor condition issues. Please contact us for a detailed report.
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