Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Cornelius David Krieghoff (June 19, 1815 – April 8, 1872) was a Dutch-Canadian painter of the 19th century. Particularly famous for his winter scenes, Canadian outdoor life and landscapes.

Krieghoff was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Initially taught by his father, he then entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Germany around 1830, moving to New York in 1836 and enlisting in the United States Army in 1837. While serving in the army Krieghoff made sketches of the Second Seminole War, these were later produced in oil paintings. Krieghoff was discharged from the army in 1840 and together with his wife Émilie Gauthier, moved to Montreal. Krieghoff befriended Mohawks living on the Kahnawake Indian Reservation, making many sketches of them which he later produced oil paintings from. After travelling to Paris in 1844, Krieghoff copied masterpieces at the Louvre; directed by Michael Martin Drolling (1789 – 1851). Returning to Montreal in 1846 Krieghoff was invited to exhibit in the Toronto Society of Arts exhibition in 1847. Over the years Krieghoff visited many different countries retiring in Chicago in 1868. Many of Krieghoff sketches, owned by John S Budden, who had lived with Krieghoff for thirteen years were destroyed in a fire on June 8th 1881.

Here we have a Cornelius David Krieghoff (June 19, 1815 – April 8, 1872) oil on Canvas,
with a typical outdoor Canadian life scene to be sold in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 8th February.  

Viewing will be held on Saturday 4th February 10am - 1pm, Tuesday 7th February 2pm-6pm and the morning of the Auction from 9am.  The Auction starts at 10am.

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