Harper, J. Russell
Seller ID: 1182
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979. Limited edition, No. 60 of 100, signed by Russell Harper (xvi, 204, index), 164 reproductions in colour and b&w of Krieghoff's paintings (and some merely attributed to him). Quarto (25 cm.), in three-quarter red cloth over complimentary marbled paper, matching slipcase; gilt titles to cover and spine. Cornelius Krieghoff's two thousand 'canvases of popular, anecdotal, genre subjects brought new dimensions to the Canadian scene and a colourful romanticism' (Harper, CE) and depict in dramatic, affectionate detail everyday events in mid-century Quebec (especially)-- as for example 'The Habitant Farm', 'Run Off the Road in a Blizzard', 'The Baker's Mishap'. The Thompson collection, which can be seen at the Art Gallery of Ontario, is an especially generous sampling of Krieghoff's paintings, and this title is an especially handsome survey of Krieghoff's life and work. A scarce edition, scarcer still in this condition, as new in a fine slipcase.
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