The American and Canadian Salon

February 26March 03, 2022
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LOT 60

Lot 60

HARRY C. EDWARDS (1868-1922)

HARRY C. EDWARDS (1868-1922)
Lot 60 Details
HARRY C. EDWARDS (1868-1922), American


Oil on canvas; signed lower left
27 ins x 21 ins; 68.6 cms x 53.3 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $5,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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HARRY C. EDWARDS (1868-1922)
  • HARRY C. EDWARDS (1868-1922)
  • HARRY C. EDWARDS (1868-1922)
  • HARRY C. EDWARDS (1868-1922)
  • HARRY C. EDWARDS (1868-1922)

With MacLaren Art Centre Framing Services, Barrie, ON;
Private Family Collection, Ontario since its origin


Peter Hastings-Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975," Vol. I., p.1019


This is the only known Canadian work by the renowned American West painter and illustrator Harry C. Edwards. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. It is recorded in Falk's, "Who Was Who in American Art" that Edwards resided in Brooklyn, NY and in Gananoque, Ontario. He studied at the Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn and the Art Students League in New York City.

Edwards painted "Saturday Evening Post" magazine covers along with Norman Rockwell, and was the American illustrator from 1894 to 1896 for the fiction books by Arthur Conan Doyle. Edwards' paintings included Native Americans at work and play, Gold Rush prospectors and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains and the American plains.

Edwards was a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York as well as the Brooklyn Society of Artists. He exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists in 1917.

This specific work of a Canadian soldier returning to his wife and farm is believed to have been completed in 1917 at the end of WWI. It has never been on the market and has been with the same Canadian family ever since.


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LOT 60

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