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LOT 109

OSA PRCA
1832 - 1899
Canadian

On the Road to Sillery
oil on canvas
16 x 24 in, 40.6 x 61 cm

Available for post auction sale.

PRICE: $2,500

Preview at: Heffel Calgary

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Calgary

LITERATURE
George Monro Grant, editor, Picturesque Canada: the country as it was and is, 1882, page 59, a related engraving reproduced page 60


“Sillery is among the sacred places of Quebec, and a pilgrimage thither is one of the pleasantest little excursions one can make from the old city…”

Lucius O’Brien was an accomplished landscape artist and vice president of the Ontario Society of Artists when he took on the role of art editor for an ambitious publishing project in 1880. In two massive volumes, “Picturesque Canada: the country as it was and is” presents a tour of Canada at the time of confederation, and includes over five hundred engravings to accompany the text. In addition to coordinating and commissioning hundreds of images, O’Brien also personally produced a number of original paintings and drawings on which the publication’s engravings would be based. “The Road to Sillery” engraving featured in the publication bears a strong resemblance to this fine oil painting.


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