Joyner Canadian Fine Art Online Auction

June 06, 2013

LOT 288
ROBERT REGINALD WHALE
  • ROBERT REGINALD WHALE

288

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

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $11,280
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

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.”

Literature:

J. Russell Harper, Painting in Canada, A History, University of Toronto, 1966.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Ontario.

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Paintings