December 01 — 06, 2018
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Henri Joseph Harpignies (1819-1916)
Sir Edmund Walker Collection, Toronto
By descent through the family
The Art Gallery of Toronto Loan Exhibition, January, 1920, Cat. No. 50 while with Sir Edmund Walker
Sir Byron Edmund Walker, CVO (14 October 1848–27 March 1924) was a Canadian banker. He was the president of the Canadian Bank of Commerce from 1907 to 1924, and a generous patron of the arts, helping to found and nurture many of Canada's cultural and educational institutions, including the University of Toronto, National Gallery of Canada, Champlain Society, Appleby College, Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Walker's relationship with Canadian artist, George Agnew Reid led to the founding of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto