Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 26, 2014

LOT 55
MARTIN SOMERVILLE
  • MARTIN SOMERVILLE

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MARTIN SOMERVILLE

CROSSING THE RIVER IN WINTER, MONTREAL

oil on canvas
signed and inscribed “Montreal”
13.75 ins x 21.5 ins; 35 cms x 55 cms

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $28,320
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Works by Martin Somerville are frequently mistaken, even at a short distance, for those of his contemporary Cornelius Krieghoff. Indeed, Martin Somerville had a studio in the same building as Krieghoff, exhibited with him (1847) and taught at the same school (Misses Plimsoll's School in Montreal). Both artists are known for their genre scenes of sleighing, Indian basket and moccasin sellers, and aspects of habitant life in the environs of Montreal. 

Provenance:

Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto