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April 1212, 2018
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LOT 81

Lot 81

Paul Kane (1810-1871)

Paul Kane (1810-1871)
Lot 81 Details
Paul Kane (1810-1871), American/Canadian


Colour lithograph; titled to the Publisher’s label and further inscribed to this label: “From one of the series of Pictures of the North West by Paul Kane Esq. in the possession of the Honble G.W. Allan of Moss Park, Toronto, C.W. to whom this plate is respectfully dedicated by his obedient Servants” mounted to the sheet verso. Published by Fuller & Bencke, Victoria Hall, Toronto, Canada West, February 1860
Sight 14 x 17.5 in — 35.6 x 44.5 cm

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $4,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Paul Kane (1810-1871)
  • Paul Kane (1810-1871)
  • Paul Kane (1810-1871)

The Armour family Collection;
By descent through the Armour family to the present Private Collection, Toronto


Kenneth R. Lister, “Paul Kane, the Artist, Wilderness to Studio,” essay by Arlene Gehmacher, Toronto, 2010, illustrated in colour, pp. 371 and 373, for both canvas and lithograph, reproduced in colour;

With an advertisement from the Northumberland News, 2006 in “A Backward Glance,” with a photograph of Paul Kane illustrated and brief history of his connection to the Clench family which began in the 1830s while he worked for the cabinetmaker, F.S. Clench active in Cobourg, Ontario


Paul Kane worked with F.S. Clench, a Cobourg, Ontario cabinet maker in the early 1830’s. He later married Harriett Clench of Cobourg, Ontario. She was the sister of Eliza Clench who married John Douglas Armour.


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LOT 81

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  • 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
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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