The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 72
WASHINGTON F. FRIEND
  • WASHINGTON F. FRIEND
  • WASHINGTON F. FRIEND
  • WASHINGTON F. FRIEND

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WASHINGTON F. FRIEND

VIEW OF QUEBEC FROM BEAUPORT

watercolour, framed as an oval
signed
13.75 ins x 22 ins; 34.9 cms x 55.9 cms

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $6,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Beauport, a borough of Quebec City, was established in 1634, making it among the earliest European communities in Canada. Beauport has always drawn artists for the view it provides of Quebec City, but also for the falls of Montmorency located nearby. The shores of Beauport were the site of General Wolfe’s ill-fated attack on the French in July of 1759. A century later, Washington Friend was painting Quebec from its heights. Friend also visited other major cities in Ontario and Quebec to paint topographical scenes of Niagara, Queenston, Toronto, Kingston and Montreal.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Signed