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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Getting Wood at Little Pine Reserve
Allen Sapp
oil (24x36 in) 1970
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Taking Hay into the Barn
Allen Sapp
acrylic (12x16 in) 1974
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Freighter Birch Bark canoes
Frederick Arthur Verner
Watercolour (11.75x24.75 in) circa 1888
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Untitled - River View
Jean Paul Lemieux
oil on canvas (19.5x43.5 in) 1956
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Looking For Ducks
Allen Sapp
acrylic (18x24 in) 1969
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Low Slack in the Uclataws
Robert Genn
Oil on Panel (14x18 in)
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Untitled
Nicholas de Grandmaison
oil (1x1 in) 1940
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Marsh, Elephant Lake
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil (24x30 in) 1973
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B.C. Apples
William Kurelek
pen & ink (17x22.75 in)
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Prairie Perspective
Robert N. Hurley
watercolour (9x13.75 in) 1961
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