Portage at Grand'mère Falls - ROM2006_7649_1


Portage at Grand'mère Falls

Maker: Painting by Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-1872) and table possibly made by Ernst Krieghoff of Jacques & Hay cabinetmakers, Toronto
Medium:Oil on panel set in tilt-top table of mahogany and pine, waxed maple leaves, glass
Geography: view of Grand'Mère Falls, Québec, Canada; table possibly made in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: c. 1860
73.0 x 75.7 x 50.0 cm
Object number: 2001.52.1
Credit Line: This purchase was made possible with the support of the Jeanne Timmins Costello Trust
Not on view
DescriptionIn his own time, Krieghoff was known for his images showing the splendour of autumn in Quebec.A decorative wreath of preserved autumn maple leaves surrounds this painted scene of First Nations banking their canoe. The image reinforces the 19th century’s romanticized notion of the Aboriginal as "natural," as forever living in close harmony with the unspoiled environment.
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