Krieghoff: Images of Canada


Reid, Dennis; Ramsay Cook; Francois-Marc Gagnon


Reid, Dennis; Ramsay Cook; Francois-Marc Gagnon. Krieghoff: Images of Canada. Vancouver & Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre | Art Gallery of Ontario, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. ISBN: 9782892498325. pp. xi, 323. Oblong 4to. Publisher’s gray boards, silver lettering to the spine. Richly illustrated with colour reproductions of Krieghoff’s works. No detectable flaws, contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding; near fine and housed in near fine lightly rubbed dustjacket. Hardcover. Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-1872) is one of the most popular and well-known Canadian painters. His work was greatly appreciated in his lifetime and continues to captivate new audiences today. Krieghoff’s subject matter was Canadians, French Canadians, Native peoples, and landscapes – mostly people at work and play in the outdoors. Krieghoff is a highly readable and authoritative account of the life and work of Cornelius Krieghoff, illustrated throughout with reproductions of his paintings. Krieghoff’s canvases attract some of the highest prices paid for Canadian paintings; they hang in galleries throughout the world, and have been reproduced more often than the work of any other Canadian painter. Krieghoff’s works are enjoyed for their humor, sparkle, universality, and lusty portrayal of mid-nineteenth century life. (#2961) $50.00