Joyner’s Canadian Art Auction, 1st Session

November 20, 2007

LOT 198

Lot 198


Lot 198 Details


oil on canvas
signed and dated 1878
30.0" x 25.0" (75.0 cm x 62.5 cm)

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $4,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


J. Russell Harper and Stanley Triggs, Portrait of a Period: A Collection of Notman Photographs 1856 to 1915, Montreal, 1967, n.p.


The artist, Henry Sandham was hired by The Notman Studio in Montreal at the age of 18 and worked at the studio for over 20 years. William Notman was a renowned nineteenth century Canadian photographer. Harper and Triggs write that “Notman’s support of progressive painting from 1860-1880 was one of his major contributions to Canadian culture outside the field of photography...Notman even passed on portrait and miniature commissions to his artists when clients preferred old fashioned paintings to photographs”.


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LOT 198

About Condition Ratings

  • 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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