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Cornelius David Krieghoff

Canada (1815 -  1872 ) Wikipedia® : Cornelius David Krieghoff
KRIEGHOFF Cornelius David Niagara Falls At Sunset

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Cornelius David Krieghoff -  Huron Hunters At Big Rock

Cornelius David Krieghoff - Huron Hunters At Big Rock

Original 1860
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Lot number: 13
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Cornelius David Krieghoff 1815 - 1872 Canadian Huron Hunters at Big Rock oil on canvas on board circa 1860 signed 11 7/8 x 20 in 30.2 x 50.8cm Provenance: Acquired Theodore Doucet in Montreal, circa late 1800s By descent to the present Private Collection, USA Literature: Hughes de Jouvancourt, Cornelius Krieghoff, 1971, a similar oil entitled Indian Hunters Around a Fire, in the collection of The Public Archives of Canada, reproduced page 36 J. Russell Harper, Krieghoff, 1999, page 137 Cornelius Krieghoff’s great skill at creating complex genre scenes is clearly seen in this superb canvas. The native hunters are depicted taking their ease around the fire, under a striking large boulder known as Big Rock. Art historian Russell Harper notes, “One of Krieghoff’s greatest series of paintings, large in format, brilliantly coloured, and highly romantic, pictures Indians beside a huge boulder popularly known as the ‘Big Rock.’” Such scenes included the realistic and meticulous depiction of native dress and activities, and here he paints the distinctive moccasins, clothing, pipes and rifles of the hunters. Although their poses are natural, and their activity part of their lifestyle, these complex tableau scenes were carefully and artfully composed in the studio. Krieghoff created a natural stage for the group on the bank of the river backed by Big Rock - an enclosed and protected space. He also placed them in the greater landscape context by including a backdrop of an expansive view out to faraway misty mountains. In this scene is encoded a viewpoint of First Nations people as noble and free, unaffected by the artificialities of civilization, and living at one with the natural world. The bounty of nature is all around them, providing for their needs of food, shelter and clothing, easily taken by using their expert hunting skills. However, the challenges and discomfort of contending with the harsher side of nature were excluded from these romanticized scenes. Krieghoff was quite familiar with First Nations people, and from 1853 to 1863, when he was residing in Quebec City, met the Hurons at Lorette. Unlike the Mohawks of Caughnawaga, the men of Lorette continued their traditional hunting and trapping, and worked as guides for hunting and fishing parties. Krieghoff snowshoed with Huron guides to Lake St. Charles and was known to be a good hunter and marksman who could always pick up trails in the woods. One of his best friends was a Huron chief who spoke the traditional language of his people. Not only are paintings such as this fascinating for their depiction of First Nations people in early Canada, they are also virtuoso landscape paintings. Huron Hunters at Big Rock is painted with precise draughtmanship – from the minutiae of leaves and blades of grass to the moss-capped boulder, we perceive Krieghoff’s keen observational eye. His colour palette is rich, with glowing autumn hues in the trees, a turquoise sky and blue highlights in the rock. The natural splendour of this wild Quebec landscape is alluring. One can easily see how such images would have appealed to Krieghoff’s primary clients, the anglophone merchants and military men of Montreal and Quebec. While in Quebec City, Krieghoff mixed with well-off English residents; he fished, hunted and caroused with them. He was gregarious in nature and shrewdly practical. The cultivation of his clients allowed him to continue his life as an artist at a time when few others could. Military officers, some from well-known British families, acquired his work as reminders of their life in Canada. This work is an outstanding example of Krieghoff’s tableau paintings of First Nations peoples. Among the impressive collection of Krieghoff works in the Royal Ontario Museum is a similar oil entitled Indian Scouts at Big Rock. Huron Hunters at Big Rock possesses an excellent provenance that can be traced back generations to its original acquisition in Montreal by Theodore Doucet, a contemporary of Krieghoff. This rediscovered painting has been returned to Canada, and as it has remained in the same family, this is the first time it has been offered for sale since its original acquisition by Doucet.
Cornelius David Krieghoff -  Indian Hunters Crossing A Winter Clearing At Sunset

Cornelius David Krieghoff - Indian Hunters Crossing A Winter Clearing At Sunset

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Lot number: 115
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Cornelius David Krieghoff 1815 - 1872 Canadian Indian Hunters Crossing a Winter Clearing at Sunset oil on canvas circa 1860 signed and inscribed "Quebec" and on verso inscribed "1164-46/Y221" and "CR00169-#1" on the gallery label 13 1/4 x 18 in 33.7 x 45.7cm Provenance: Kenneth G. Heffel Fine Art Inc., Vancouver Private Collection, Vancouver Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, November 7, 1996, lot 80 Private Collection, Vancouver Literature: J. Russell Harper, Krieghoff, 1979, same view with two of the same figures in the painting reproduced, page 102, plate 94, and reproduced front cover Cornelius Krieghoff captured iconic images of early Quebec, depicting the lives of the habitants, British visitors and First Nations people. Significantly, the first book on Krieghoff was produced in 1948 by ethnologist and folklorist Marius Barbeau, an important early documenter of native stories, songs and social organization. The subject of native peoples was so important to Krieghoff that it composed one-third of his oeuvre. In this stunning winter scene we see Krieghoff’s fine European techniques in his depiction of the sky, infused with exquisite pastel tones in the layers of clouds, which culminate in a golden glow. The painting is finely detailed, from the softly brushed pastel-tinted snow to the authentic details of the hunters' clothing and the sled they pull for the transport of game. Krieghoff was well acquainted with activities such as this, as First Nations men often acted as guides on hunting expeditions he was a part of, and he admired the way they lived in harmony with their environment. Notably, J. Russell Harper included a very similar scene on the front cover of his 1979 book Krieghoff.
Cornelius David Krieghoff - Indian Wigwam In Lower Canada

Cornelius David Krieghoff - Indian Wigwam In Lower Canada

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Lot number: 59
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CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF FOUR LITHOGRAPHS: INDIAN WIGWAM IN LOWER CANADA; SLEDGE RACE NEAR MONTREAL; PLACE D’’ARMES, MONTREAL; FRENCH CANADIAN HABITANTS PLAYING AT CARDS lithographs, printed in colours and mounted to canvas, printed by A. Borum, Munich each 14.5 ins x 20.5 ins; 36.8 cms x 52.1 cms Provenance: Private Collection, Manotick Literature: Marius Barbeau, Cornelius Krieghoff, Pioneer Painter of Canada
Cornelius David Krieghoff - Niagara Falls At Sunset

Cornelius David Krieghoff - Niagara Falls At Sunset

Original c.1848
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Lot number: 311
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Cornelius David Krieghoff 1815 - 1872 Canadian Niagara Falls at Sunset oil on canvas signed and on verso titled and dated circa 1848 on the Watson Art Galleries letter 13 3/4 x 18 1/2 in 34.9 x 47cm Provenance: Collection of W.W.C. Wilson Watson Art Galleries, Montreal Private Collection, Toronto On verso of this work is a letter from William Watson of Watson Art Galleries regarding this painting. The letter states that this work is one of two known paintings of Niagara Falls by Cornelius Krieghoff. Please note: this work is unframed.
Cornelius David Krieghoff - On The St. Maurice

Cornelius David Krieghoff - On The St. Maurice

Original 1854
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Lot number: 21
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Provenance Walter H. Millen Esq. Private Collection, Canada Exhibited Casa Loma Toronto, “Catalogue of the Walter H. Milton Collection of Canadiana”, May-July 1938, no. 151. Condition Lined. Surface of painting is stable and slightly abraded. Under the UV light, scattered retouching throughout trees, addressing some previous paint loss. Cornelius Krieghoff (Canadian, 1815-1872) Born in Amsterdam in 1815, Cornelius Krieghoff learned painting and music from his father initially and then entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Germany about 1830. Krieghoff emigrated to New York and joined the United States Army in 1837, then moved to Montreal in 1840, where he started to work as an artist. Krieghoff is known for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and outdoor lives, and he regularly exhibited in L’’’’Art Francais in Montreal. His works were issued by Canada Post as stamps in 1972. Cornelius Krieghoff, On the St. Maurice, Oil on Canvas, 1854 Oil on Canvas Canada, 1854 ‘On the St. Maurice, Quebec’’’’ Signed and dated ‘C Krieghoff. 1854’’’’ Framed Dimensions: 15 x 19 in. (38 x 48 ¼) Good condition
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