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Important Canadian Art
1st Session

November 05 - November 26, 2020

Current bid: $80,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

8617 26-Nov-2020 12:17:03 PM $80,000

7702 26-Nov-2020 12:16:33 PM $75,000

8617 26-Nov-2020 12:12:56 PM $70,000

7702 26-Nov-2020 12:12:02 PM $65,000

8617 26-Nov-2020 12:08:58 PM $60,000

7702 26-Nov-2020 11:53:33 AM $55,000

8617 26-Nov-2020 08:18:30 AM $50,000

LOT 0215

1815 - 1872

Fur Trader in Toboggan
oil on canvas
13 x 20 in, 33 x 50.8 cm

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Sold for: $97,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Watson Art Galleries, Montreal
Continental Galleries, Montreal
Private Collection, Quebec City
Private Collection, Ontario
Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, June 17, 2009, lot 135
Private Collection, Toronto

Hughes de Jouvancourt, Cornelius Krieghoff, 1971, a similar oil entitled Fur Trader in a Toboggan reproduced page 23
J. Russell Harper, Krieghoff, 1979, page 18, reproduced page 17

In 1846, Cornelius Krieghoff settled in Montreal, which was then the financial centre of the country. Krieghoff thrived there - his patrons were travelers, army officers, shipowners, railway and canal builders and government officials. Russell Harper, in his important book on Krieghoff, writes about this fine painting: “Shortly after his return from abroad, he painted at least two canvases picturing fur traders…the skin of the beaver had been the lifeblood that transformed Montreal from a small village to a great commercial city, and in Krieghoff’s day former partners of the old North West Company and the governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company still lived there. So he painted a trader tucked into one of the curious toboggans with enveloping hood favoured in the industry. Three dogs decked out with tinkling bells and ornaments pull the sled, while a driver runs behind on snowshoes keeping the animals in order as they cross the river ice. It was a sight familiar to many who had traveled in the great north-west.” Fur Trader in Toboggan is finely detailed and rich in historical interest, set in the glowing atmosphere of a beautiful, sunny winter’s day.

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