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Cornelius David Krieghoff

Cornelius David Krieghoff

Cornelius David Krieghoff
Spring 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 143

Cornelius David Krieghoff
1815 - 1872 Canadian

After the Hunt
oil on canvas on board
signed and dated 1864
17 x 25 1/2 in  43.2 x 64.8cm

Gilbert A. LaBine, Ontario
By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto

Dennis Reid, Krieghoff: Images of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1999, a similar 1862 oil entitled Canadian Autumn, View on the Road to Lake St. John reproduced page 200 and a similar 1864 oil entitled Chippewa Indians at Lake Huron, the Collection of Power Corporation of Canada, reproduced page 256

One of Cornelius Krieghoff’s greatest series of large-scale tableau paintings centred around a huge boulder from the ancient Laurentian Shield known as the “Big Rock” and included groups of First Nations people. After the Hunt is a classic tableau-style work, a very finely detailed painting of First Nations hunters pulled up onshore. Krieghoff shows his knowledge of the fine points of native dress in his depiction of their hide clothes, moccasins and colourful sashes. His view of First Nations people was empathetic, and he saw them as noble, living in harmony with nature. This self-sufficient hunting group is well outfitted, as they carry rifles, an axe, knives and a horn to hold gunpowder. Their hunt was successful, and they have unloaded a deer from their birchbark canoe. The scene surrounding them is stunning—Krieghoff often chose the fall season to showcase the brilliant gold, orange and red hues we see flickering through the trees. Completing the scene is the view beyond to mountains and a bright blue sky, an exhilarating backdrop to the idyllic encampment in the foreground.

Estimate: $30,000 ~ $50,000 CAD

Sold For: $37,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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