Indian Trapper by Cornelius David Krieghoff
- Oil On Canvas
- 9.5 × 7.5 inches
24.13 × 19.05 cm
About the Work
In 1853, Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-1872) relocated to Quebec City in search of a fresh market for his paintings. It was there that he painted Indian Trapper, an exquisite example of the artist's skills. According to Russell Harper in "Krieghoff" (1979), the decade or so Krieghoff spent in Quebec City were years of fulfillment for the artist and among his most productive. Harper observed of this first popular Canadian artist, that his works "have an intimacy, verve, and sense of quality that grips the attention as do no others by his generation of Canadian artists."