Cornelius David Krieghoff

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Cornelius David Krieghoff

1815 - 1872

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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A Caughnawaga Indian Encampment
14 1/8 x 20 7/8in 35.9 x 53cm
circa 1848
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $80,000 - $120,000 CDN
Sold for:   $276,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2007 auction on Wednesday, May 23, 2007



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Leisure Moments at Big Rock
16 x 25 1/2in 40.6 x 64.8cm
circa 1853
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $125,000 - $175,000 CDN
Sold for:   $184,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2004 auction on Thursday, May 27, 2004



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The Sleigh Drive
15 x 19in 38.1 x 48.3cm
circa 1845 - 1846
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $80,000 - $120,000 CDN
Sold for:   $184,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2007 auction on Wednesday, May 23, 2007



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Indian Hunters and Trappers
18 x 28in 45.7 x 71.1cm
circa 1860
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $70,000 - $90,000 CDN
Sold for:   $140,400 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2011 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011



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Indians on a Hunting Expedition
15 1/4 x 22 3/4in 38.7 x 57.8cm
circa 1845 - 1847
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $90,000 - $120,000 CDN
Sold for:   $128,700 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2013 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 28, 2013



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Temeraire
34 x 48in 86.3 x 121.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $90,000 - $120,000 CDN
Sold for:   $117,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2011 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011



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Indian Family Camp by a River
17 3/4 x 26 1/2in 45.1 x 67.3cm
circa 1848 - 1850
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $100,000 - $150,000 CDN
Sold for:   $115,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2007 auction on Friday, November 23, 2007



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Chippewa Indians at a Portage
14 x 22in 35.6 x 55.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $125,000 - $175,000 CDN
Sold for:   $115,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2007 auction on Friday, November 23, 2007



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French Canadians Crossing the Frozen St. Lawrence, A View of the Citadel in the Distance
10 x 14in 25.4 x 35.6cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $100,000 - $150,000 CDN
Sold for:   $109,250 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2007 auction on Wednesday, May 23, 2007



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An Incident in a Winter Blizzard
11 x 20in 27.9 x 50.8cm
circa 1860
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $100,000 - $150,000 CDN
Sold for:   $103,500 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2005 auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2005


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