Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
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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