Canadian Fine Art

November 1318, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET

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LOT 33

Lot 33


Lot 33 Details


oil on canvas, laid down on canvas
signed; titled to gallery label on the reverse
11.175 ins x 9 ins; 28.4 cms x 22.9 cms

Estimate $15,000-$25,000

Realised: $40,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images

Atelier Janus Lukacs, Montreal, QC;
Collection of H. Myles and Elizabeth Morton, Belleville, ON;
By descent to Private Collection, Cobourg, ON


In 1853, Krieghoff relocated to Quebec City, in search of new clients and patronage. His Quebec City period was among the most fulfilling and productive of his career. Krieghoff held a romantic view of the local Indigenous population, and returned often to the subject of the hunter on snowshoes. In these scenes, Krieghoff often added the detail of the animal’s tracks, visible here in the foreground, heightening the drama of the chase. Unlike other interpretations of this subject, here the hunter seems very much at ease, pipe in mouth—even his gait seems more relaxed than in other variations, in which the man leans forward as if into a mighty wind.


Very good condition.

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LOT 33

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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