Paintings of the First Nations in the Canadian West. A buffalo too but he fits right in. Frederick Arthur Vener, artist (1836-1928).

Ojibwa Camp, Northern Shore of Lake Huron. 1873. Canadian. Oil on canvas. Frederick Arthur Vener, painter (1836-1928). Image source; National Gallery of Canada. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1927. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frederick_A.VernerOjibwa_Camp,_Northern_Shore_of_Lake_Huron(1873).jpg

Indian encampment. 1891. Canadian. Watercolor on cardboard. Frederick Arthur Vener, painter (1836-1928). Image source; Sotheby’s Toronto. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1927. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frederick_Arthur_Verner_-Indian_Encampment(1891).jpg




Sold Buffalo by the River. 1906. Canadian. Watercolor. Frederick Arthur Vener, painter (1836-1928). Image © Mayberry Fine Art. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://mayberryfineart.com/artist/frederick-arthur-verner/



Indian and Canoe. By 1928. Canadian. Watercolor on paper, Image © Mayberry Fine Art. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://mayberryfineart.com/art/indian-and-canoe-frederick-arthur-verner-3799/

Watercolors of the West Indies done between 1828 and 1938 by Canadian John Herbert Caddy who was a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery who was stationed in the West Indies during those years.

Topographical View of the West Indies, depicting the Pitons or Sugar Loaves, Saint Lucia. One of a set of topographical views of the West Indies.1828-1838. British. Watercolor on paper. . Lieutenant John Herbert Caddy of the British Royal Artillery, artist. Image  © 1999 – 2022SKINNER, INC, Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3100B/lots/238
Brimstone Hill, Saint Kitts. One of a set of topographical views of the West Indies.1828-1838. British. Watercolor on paper. . Lieutenant John Herbert Caddy of the British Royal Artillery, artist. Image  © 1999 – 2022SKINNER, INC, Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3100B/lots/238

A world that isn’t coming back. At least not looking like this. Illustrations from “A voyage around the world: but more particularly to the north-west coast of America, performed in 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788 with the ships “King George” and the “Queen Charlotte” which were captained by Captains Portlock and Dixon.

People of Sandwich Sound in their canoes. What is now known as Prince William Sound was first named “Sandwich Sound” by James Cook after his patron the Earl of Sandwich in 1778. It was later renamed for one of George III and Queen Charlotte’s sons. Bound facing page 68, 1778. British. Drawing drawn by John Webber (1752-1793). Archival ID#1409341 and PIC Volume 42 #NK7402. Digital collections of the National Library of Australia. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1409341
A marae in Tahiti (Sandwich Island). Tahiti having named “Sandwich island” by James Cook after his patron with the name changed to Tahiti after this was published. Bound facing page 128. 1777. British. Pencil and wash drawing drawn by John Webber (1752-1793). Archival ID#1411153. Digital collections of the National Library of Australia. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1411153
A view of Hippa Island, Queen Charlotte Isles. Off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Bound at page 204. 1777. British. Watercolor. Archival ID#2933876. Digital collections of the National Library of Australia. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2933876
A view in the bay at Woahoo, Sandwich Islands. Plate facing page 55. Published on January 17, 1789. Archival ID#313403. Engraving.Inigo Barlow, printer. Archival ID#313403. Digital collections of the National Library of Australia. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/313403
A view of the volcano, Cook’s River, taken from the Coal Harbour. Now known as Port Graham which is on the Kenai Peninsula, in present-day Alaska. Plate facing page 62. British. Published on January 7, 1789. Engraving. Inigo Barlow, printer. Archival ID#1240353. Digital collections of the National Library of Australia. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1240353
A view of Mount Edgecomb taken from the ship at anchor in Norfolk Sound. Near the present day Sitka, Alaska. Plate facing page 192. Published on January 7, 1789. British. Engraving. Inigo Barlow, printer. Archival ID#2764054. Digital collections of the National Library of Australia. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2764054

An account of the fur-trading expedition fitted out by the King George’s Sound Company, with important results for the exploration and mapping of the American Northwest. These are the plates showing locations. There are also plates showing some of the individuals they encountered, tools and birds. The two ships were commanded by Dixon and the American-born Nathaniel Portlock, both veterans of James Cook’s last voyage. It includes accounts of the Hawaiian islands where they wintered in 1787-1788. The text was edited by Dixon from a series of letters by the Quaker, William Beresford.

Abstracts with a bit of color to them. Sophie Harpe, artist (1895-1981). Born in Canada, she started out studying music before switching to art. Studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris before moving to the United States where she taught art and painted in California.

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Abstract figure. ca. 1940. Oil on canvas. Signed in oil on the lower right and titled in ink on the back. Image © Swann Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/SOPHIE-HARPE-Abstract-Figure?saleno=2542&lotNo=214&refNo=762974

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“Abstract.” ca. 1950. Oil on canvas. Collections of and © the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. Fair use license. via https://twitter.com/CrockerArt/status/1054033334874050560/photo/1

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“Communications.” Undated. Image © George Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood. Fair use license. via https://store.sternfinearts.com/coha.html

Mountain pictures. Canadian. Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, landscape artist. Living from 1846 to 1923, he was born in England but emigrated to Canada at the age of 20 and worked there.

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“Mists and Glaciers of the Selkirks.” 1911. Oil on canvas. Collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died in 1923. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frederic_M._Bell-Smith_-_Mists_and_Glaciers_of_the_Selkirks.jpg

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“Great Glacier of Selkirks.” No date. OIl on board. Signed on the lower left and titled on the reverse. Image © Cowley Abbott Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW31006

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“Fraser Valley, BC.” No date. Oil on board. Signed “F.M. Bell-Smith” on the lower right. Image © Uno Langmann Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.langmann.com/paintings/frederic-marlett-bell-smith-fraser-valley-bc

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“Canoeing in the Rockies.” 1889. Watercolor. Signed and dated on the lower right. Image © Cowley Abbott Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW29395

Art from the far north, paintings of the Inuit, mostly of families. Canadian. Thomas Harold Beament, artist (1898-1984)

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“Threatening weather.” 20th c. Canadian. No date. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/thomas-harold-beament/threatening-weather-hbe5j7FH7pUt9kSsLugg_w2

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“Eskimo family and kayak.” 20th c. Canadian. Oil on canvas. Signed “Harold Beament” on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © Auction Zip 2003 – 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/Beament,-Thomas-Harold-1898-1984-Eskimo-family_E4446BBBEE

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“Inuit pulling a Sled.” 20th c. Canadian. Oil on canvas. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/thomas-harold-beament/inuit-pulling-a-sled-k_4jTzjht3xGrliwoHTYYw2

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“Inuit Mother and Child.” 20th c. Canadian. Oil on canvas. Signed “Harold Beament’ on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © Uno Langmann Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.langmann.com/paintings/thomas-harold-beament-inuit-mother-and-child

People in Canada out and about, all in their winter coats. Kathleen Moir Morris, painter (1893-1986). Studied art in Montreal and a member of the Beaver Hall Group.

"Grand Mass, Berthier-en-Haut." 1927.
“Grand Mass, Berthier-en-Haut.” 1927. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. © Estate of K. Moir Morris Photo credit: MMFA, Brian Merrett. Fair use license. via https://hyperallergic.com/543982/canada-and-impressionism-new-horizons-fondation-de-lhermitage/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=D030220&utm_content=D030220+CID_aced329a87946012dddaa8ec86560d29&utm_source=HyperallergicNewsletter&utm_term=Unearthing%20Canadas%20Impressionist%20Legacy

"The Procession."
“The Procession.” ca. 1934. Oil on board. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/kathleen-moir-morris/the-procession-3h0q3fG1RXEGAn0buVcHtw2

"Marché Saint-Roch, Quebec." No date.
“Marché Saint-Roch, Quebec.” No date. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © Heffel Fine Art Auction House. Fair use license. via https://www.heffel.com/auction/Big_Image_Zoom_E.aspx?ID=56769&ImageID=37337&Main=True

Down by the water with Canadian Impressionist William Blair Bruce. Living from 1859 to 1906, he studied in France and painted in pearly hues that remind me of pictures of the Arctic summer and salt flats in Bolivia.

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“Lake Ontario.” 1886. Collection of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario. In the public domain due to age. via https://en.wahooart.com/@@/AQRMRX-William-Blair-Bruce-Lake-Ontario

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“Afterglow.” No date. Image © 2020 BEVERLY A MITCHELL. Fair use license. via https://www.beverlyamitchell.com/afterglow-by-william-blair-bruce/

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“Printemps, Grèz (Seine-et-Marne).” 1880s. Signed W. Blair Bruce. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/621/421-william-blair-bruce-printemps-grez-seine-et-marne

"The Stora Sjöfallet Waterfall, Lappland, Solar Eclipse August 9, 1896.
“The Stora Sjöfallet Waterfall, Lappland, Solar Eclipse August 9, 1896.” ca. 1896. Image © Uno Langmann Ltd, Vancouver. Fair use license. via https://www.langmann.com/paintings/william-blair-bruce-the-great-lake-waterfall

Canada from just a little while back. Cornelius Krieghoff, artist. Living from 1815 to 1872, he was born in the Netherlands but mostly worked in Canada and was married to a French-Canadian woman.

"The Blizzard." 1857.
“The Blizzard.” 1857. Oil on canvas. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada. In the public domain due to age. via https://twitter.com/NatGalleryCan/status/1088179265969876992

"Winter Landscape, Laval." 1862.
“Winter Landscape, Laval.” 1862. Oil on canvas. Fair use license. via https://b-womeninamericanhistory19.blogspot.com/2019/08/women-on-north-american-canadian_13.html

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“Camp de chasse, en hiver” 1858. Oil on canvas. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camp_de_chasse_en_hiver_-_Cornelius_Krieghoff.jpg

"Moose Hunters." 1854-1864. Oil on canvast
“Moose Hunters.” 1854-1864. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cornelius_Krieghoff_-_Moose_Hunters_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Watercolors of Canada mostly by or in the water. William Armstrong, artist. Living from 1822 to 1914, he was born in Ireland but lived and worked for most of his life in Canada.

"The Wolseley Expedition, Kaministiquia River, 1870."
“The Wolseley Expedition, Kaministiquia River, 1870.” Undated. Watercolor. In the public domain due to age. via https://thecanadasite.com/art/art3_stephenson.html

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“Winter Scene on Toronto Bay.” 1835. Collection of the Toronto Public Library. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Winter_scene_on_Toronto_Bay.jpg

"Rapids at Sault Sainte Marie (Ontario)." Undated.
“Rapids at Sault Sainte Marie (Ontario).” Undated. Watercolor. In the public domain. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/405042560217559886/?lp=true

"Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Toronto, September 1860." 1860.
“Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Toronto, September 1860.” 1860. Watercolor and pen and black ink over graphite on wove paper, mounted on canvas. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Canada. Fair use license. via https://www.gallery.ca/collection/artwork/arrival-of-the-prince-of-wales-at-toronto-september-1860