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
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.
Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto