Canadian Fine Art
May 29 — June 03, 2021
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FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
Private Collection, Burlington, ON
Sotheby's, Important Canadian Art, Toronto, 18 November 1992, lot 28
Private Collection, Toronto, ON
Frederick Arthur Verner travelled to the Northwest of Canada in 1873, sketching many subjects that would become the basis for his paintings for years to come. It was a very important trip for Verner, travelling all the way out to present-day southern Manitoba. Most of his sketches on the trip recorded the lives of Ojibway peoples, and the Sioux teepees, with their distinctive designs were recorded in sketches made from a display during the Provincial Exhibition of 1867 in Toronto. As years passed, Verner would draw from different sketches and combine them to create something new. The scene in this painting shows a group at work tanning hides and drying fish. We can see woven baskets and blankets and the Red River cart behind the teepees that is distinctive to the area.
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