Paul Kane Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1810 - 1871)

Born in County Cork, Ireland, Kane was an Irish-Canadian painter, famous for his paintings of First Nations peoples in the Canadian West and other Native Americans in the Oregon Country. A largely self-educated artist, Kane grew up in Toronto (then known as York) and trained himself by copying European masters on a study trip through Europe. He undertook two voyages through the wild Canadian northwest in 1845 and from 1846 to 1848. The first trip took him from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie and back.

Having secured the support of the Hudson's Bay Company, he set out on a second, much longer voyage from Toronto across the Rocky Mountains to Fort Vancouver and Fort Victoria in the Columbia District, as the Canadians called the Oregon Country. On both trips Kane sketched and painted Aboriginal peoples and documented their lives. Upon his return to Toronto, he produced more than one hundred oil paintings from these sketches. Kane's work, particularly his field sketches, are still a valuable resource for ethnologists. The oil paintings he completed in his studio are considered a part of the Canadian heritage, although he often embellished them considerably, departing from the accuracy of his field sketches in favour of more dramatic scenes.

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Historical Sale Highlights

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Cultural Exchange in Canada
William Kurelek
mixed media (24x39.5 in) 1966
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Lake of the Woods
Walter Joseph Phillips
watercolour (9.75x8.75 in) 1922
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Ghosts of the Skeena Forest
Robert Genn
Acrylic (12x16 in) 2013
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Stream in Winter
Frank Johnston
oil on panel (24x30 in) 1930
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Poppy Seeds
Bertram R. Brooker
oil on panel (20x15 in) 1940
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Frozen Lake
Alexander Young Jackson
Oil on Panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1920
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Iroquois
Jean Paul Riopelle
oil on canvas (21x24 in) 1977
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From North Shore, Lake Superior
Lawren Harris
Oil on Panel (10.5x13.5 in) 1924
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Christmas Mail Train
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (11.75x13.75 in) circa 1957
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Still Life with Yellow Asters
William Goodridge Roberts
oil on canvas (29x36 in) 1955
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