ROBERT REGINALD WHALE
THE CANADIAN SOUTHERN RAILWAY AT NIAGARA
oil on canvas
inscribed “Painted at C.S.R. stop, St. Thomas, Ont.”
30.25 ins x 49 ins; 76.8 cms x 124.5 cms
Another view of the Southern Railway at Niagara is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
This subject by Robert Whale captured popular and widespread attention according to Harper, as it “combined the romantic element of the great falls with pride in the new railways which heralded a wealthier age.”
J. Russell Harper, Painting in Canada, A History, University of Toronto, 1966.
Private Collection, Ontario.