Sunday, February 7, 2016

Historic Paddle Illustration - New Frederick Verner Paintings - Indians Fog Bound

Found some more images of the artwork of Frederick Verner. Pevious posts here revealed that Verner illustrated some basic chevron style markings on his paintings of First Nation canoe paddles. This artwork below is entitled, Indians, Fog Bound and features some red markings on the ends of the canoe as well as the paddle blades.

Indians, Fog Bound
Frederick Verner, 1905
Masters Gallery, Vancouver

Stern Paddle Closeup

More decorations on these paddles

A earlier piece -  Misty Morning, Indians Crossing a Lake  - dated to 1896 features a similar pose showing that Verner re-used his subject matter and paddle decorations. Turns out this piece of Canadian art also fetched over the estimate at a recent auction.

Misty Morning, Indians Crossing a Lake
Frederick A. Verner 
watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1896 and on verso titled and inscribed "For R. Aldridge" and variously
12 1/2 x 24 1/2 in 31.7 x 62.2cm
Provenance:  R. Aldridge - Private Collection, Vancouver
Estimate: $7,000 ~ $9,000 CAD
Sold For: $10,620.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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