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Cornelius David Krieghoff (1815 - 1872) Quebec, Illinois / Canada Artist Oil

Cornelius David Krieghoff (1815 - 1872)

Cornelius David Krieghoff was active/lived in Quebec, Illinois / Canada. Cornelius Krieghoff is known for frontier genre, animal and landscape painting.

Signed Lower Right
Oil on Canvas
Painting Size: 14" x 17".
Frame Size: 22" x 25".
Circa 1850-1869

CONDITION
Good condition, but has two patches and a few blemishes

Biography

Cornelius Krieghoff is the best known and most admired of Canada’s early painters. Active before and around Confederation, the Amsterdam-born artist later cultivated a steady market for his romantic landscapes that depicted outdoor life in rural Quebec, the Habitants, local First Nations, and popular sites such as Montmorency Falls. As a genre painter, Krieghoff’s focus was on the everyday, as opposed to the more notable events and people of the period. In 1853, the artist moved to the old capital of Quebec City where for eleven years he found success, and where many of his wilderness scenes of First Nations life were painted. An inherent part of all these images, as evidenced in his painting titled Indian Encampment, is the grand scale of the environment and the serenity of indigenous life.

PROVENANCE
Private Collection from New Jersey

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Cornelius David Krieghoff (1815 - 1872) Quebec,

Estimate $4,500 - $8,500Feb 23, 2019
Little Neck, NY, USA