William Pope (British/Canadian, 1811-1902), Residence of George Claris, Esq., Township of Westminster, Upper Canada
Residence of George Claris, Esq., Township of Westminster, Upper Canada
Pen and ink and watercolor
Signed “W.P” lower left
Paper size:9 5/8 x 11 3/4 in
Provenance: The artist’s family and thence by descent.
Exhibited: Simcoe, Ontario, Lynnwood Art Centre, Birds of a Feather, 3-31 May 1987 (a selection); Simcoe, Ontario, Eva Brook Donly Museum, May-7 June 1987 (a selection); Simcoe, Ontario, Lynnwood Art Centre, 4 August-3 September 1989 (a selection).
This collection of pen and ink studies of various sport hunting scenes blends the artist’s love of animals and backwoods sport. Bother animals and hunters illustrated in most of the compositions which have a a quiet, almost poetic manner highlighting the skill or the hunter and prowess of the hunted.
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