The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 73
FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.

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FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.

INDIAN ENCAMPMENT

watercolour
signed and dated 1878
11.5 ins x 18 ins; 28.6 cms x 45.7 cms

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $12,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

By 1878, Frederick Verner was at the height of his powers in depicting subjects such as this encampment. A generous serving of seven teepees as well as both overturned and upright canoes serve as the backdrop for the standing woman grinding corn and two small seated figures shown, perhaps gambling, at the centre right. Three additional figures populate the scene.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Ontario