Cornelius David Krieghoff
1815 - 1872
Louise and Emilie (Portrait of the Artist's Wife and Daughter)
oil on board
signed and dated 1845 and on verso titled variously on the labels
12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in, 31.8 x 24.1 cm
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Sold for: $17,500
Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave
Collection of F.C. Williams, London, UK
Watson Art Galleries, Montreal
Collection of Mrs. Percy C. Miller, Toronto
Masters Gallery Ltd., Calgary
Peter Ohler Fine Arts, Vancouver
Private Collection, Calgary
Sold sale of Important Canadian Art, Consignor Canadian Fine Art, November 23, 2017, lot 19
Private Collection, Toronto
Marius Barbeau, Cornelius Krieghoff, 1962, reproduced page 6
On verso, a letter signed by William Watson of Watson Art Galleries is attached which reads as follows:
"'Mrs. Krieghoff (Louise) and Emily her Daughter
Painted about 1845, this painting is one of the most interesting early works by C. Krieghoff. It is a companion to his own self portrait, now in the National Gallery. It was taken to England by an officer of the Quebec Garrison, and repatriated to Canada through the vigilance of F.C. Williams of London who recognized Louise from having seen her portrait in many of Krieghoff's pictures. Both Louise and Emily appear frequently in Krieghoff's pictures as they were ready models for him. The locket which Emily wears appears to contain a miniature of Krieghoff himself. It is a charming and sympathetic portrait of a mother and child. There are two of Krieghoff's famous colours: Red and Blue. It is in a painted oval, to be a frame within a frame. It is fully signed in the lower right. This is a valuable and historical Art Treasure, and exceptionally interesting to lovers of Krieghoff's pictures. It was greatly admired by Dr. Marius Barbeau.
We guarantee its genuineness and authenticity in every respect.
WATSON ART GALLERIES, per, William R. Watson (signed)"
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