A delightful antique oil on canvas painting of Winter Landscape, dated to mid 19th century. Attributed to Cornelius David Krieghoff (June 19, 1815 - April 8, 1872) who was a Dutch-Canadian painter of the 19th century. Krieghoff is most famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and Canadian life outdoors, which were sought-after in his own time as they are today. He is particularly famous for his winter scenes, some of which he painted in a number of variants.
The presented painting depicts the lake with mountains in winter time. Finished mostly in bluish grey shades, painting is a bid darker in life (had to use light to take pictures). Art work was reframed in 2004, yet original bone cartouche with the name on it was salvaged.
Image size 12.5" - 32 cm high x 15" - 38 cm wide. Frame is 2" - 5.2 cm wide.
Good to excellent condition, taking into consideration age. There are light craquelure here and there, a few dark point dots left-mid and tiny paint loss top centre, close to the frame, otherwise perfect.
About artist -
Best known for his depictions of habitant life in 19th century Quebec, Cornelius David Krieghoff is among the earliest of Canada’s most significant artists.
Born in Amsterdam in 1815, he studied botany, music and painting in both Germany and the Netherlands before later moving to New York in 1836 and enlisting with the U.S. army. Upon discharge from the army in 1840, he relocated to Longueuil, Quebec, and it was here that Krieghoff began to paint mostly genre scenes of the Quebec habitant and the Hurons of the region.
Working in oil, watercolour, engraving and lithography, the period in which he spent in Quebec was his most prolific, although at various times in his life he also maintained studios in New York, Toronto and Chicago.
During his time in Quebec Krieghoff enjoyed the patronage of Lord Elgin, and counted among his friends the grandfather of A.Y. Jackson, Fletcher Joseph Jackson. Also during this period he taught painting in both Montreal and Quebec City, and exhibited with the newly founded AAM between the years of 1865 and 1867.
Suffering from various health problems, Krieghoff moved to Chicago to live with his daughter in 1867, where he later passed away in 1872 at the age of 57.
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