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York Boats on the River

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York Boats on the River

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: 1848
Medium: pencil on paper
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (14 x 24.1 cm)
Classification: Paper
Inscribed: 206. (reverse, in red ink)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.229
Accession Number: 1965.3.49
PS-Pencil Sketch: ps4
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 94
Label Text:Kane had joined a brigade of Hudson Bay Company boats for the return journey, "Mr. Harriett's boat, in which I sat, was generally a-head of the party, being lighter and rather better built than the rest. One evening we got to the place Mr. Harriett selected for encampment considerably before any of the others, and I got out my drawing materials and took a sketch of the brigade, as it was coming up with a fair breeze, crowding on all sail to escape a thunder storm rolling fast after them'" Kane, Wanderings, Chapter XXV
Provenance: Artist; by descent to his grandson, Paul Kane III [1889-1958], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; purchased September 17, 1957 through (Edward Eberstadt & Sons, New York, New York) by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • Paul Kane: Intrepid Artist and Adventurer
Terms
  • Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan