Laurentian Splendour is the title of this 1880 oil on canvas painting by John A. Fraser, capturing a landscape view in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec.
Allan Edson painted this oil painting, Landscape With Cascade, in 1872.
One of the visual treats in this part of the National Gallery is the Croscop Room. Set in a side gallery, this is a transplanted front parlour from the Croscop home in Nova Scotia, one that you walk into. It was done around 1845 by an unknown artist. The wall paintings give the impression of a larger world being looked out on as if the walls are windows.
Waterfall is the title of this 1866 oil painting by O.R. Jacobi.
Close by is the other interior courtyard, which has a reflecting pool at its heart.
Back in the gallery spaces, the First Nations presence throughout the Canadian collection returns again with this display case of Haida artifacts. The chief's robe is used on occasion; the last time I visited, the robe was out for a ceremony.
This 1879 oil painting has drawn my eye before. The Croppy Boy (The Confession Of An Irish Patriot) is by Charlotte Schreiber. The work is inspired by an Irish ballad of a patriot who confesses his sins before battle- only the priest isn't a priest, it's a British officer in disguise. While the subject matter is British and of the Irish question, the artist herself was English-Canadian, in fact the first woman artist elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art. This was her diploma painting that got her accepted.
Here we have a wider gallery view. More First Nations items in the display case mingle with the conventional styles of art; in this particular area the emphasis is on Canadian artists who spent time abroad and came back with new ideas.
One of those artists was Maurice Cullen. He spent time in France where he studied Impressionism and en plein air techniques. Coming home, he applied Impressionism to Canadian subjects. The Ice Harvest is a circa 1913 oil painting in an Impressionist style, depicting the vital ice industry of the time in vibrant light.