OJIBWAY CAMP AT NORTHWEST ANGLE, LAKE OF THE WOODS
signed and dated 1874
14 ins x 28 ins; 35.6 cms x 71.1 cms
November 23, 2015
One of the great joys of our work
We rely on the scholarship and opinion of esteemed colleagues throughout the Canadian art world who are invariably generous with their time and interested in the paintings we discover each season. One of the great joys of our work is the role we play in adding to that scholarship.
In 2015 we were entrusted with a rare Verner canvas that can only be described as “long lost”.
Joan Murray, the foremost expert in the artist’s works, knew the painting was extant but its whereabouts were unknown. This work had been confused with another which had presumably been entered in the 1874 OSA exhibition, by the artist.
In fact, our discovery of this early and important painting refuted that supposition as, indeed, the painting submitted to the 1874 exhibition was almost assuredly this lot.
Works that are fresh to market ignite interest in top collectors and, against a conservative estimate of $25,000 – 30,000, this lot brought $94,400.
signed and indistinctly dated 18--; titled on a label on the backing
12.5 ins x 24.25 ins; 30.5 cms x 59.7 cms
November 24, 2014
ROUND WIGWAM INTERIOR, ON RAINY RIVER, ONTARIO.
signed and dated 1879
5 3/4 ins x 10 3/4 ins; 28.8 cms x 26.9 cms
June 01, 2010
Canadian Fine Art
Waddington’s has been a major force in the Canadian art market for over five decades, beginning with our first auction of Canadian Fine Art held at the Queen Elizabeth Building at the CNE in 1967. Since then we have offered countless important and major Canadian works of art, set record prices and are regarded as the source for buying and selling exceptional Canadian Art.