Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Paintings Of Krieghoff

The National Gallery has several works by the artist Cornelius Krieghoff, who was born in the Netherlands and died in the United States, but lived and painted for many years in Canada in the 19th century. White Horse Inn By Moonlight is an 1851 painting.

The Chaudiere is an 1858 painting that depicts the mighty Chaudiere Falls, upstream from the National Gallery, as it would have looked at Krieghoff's time.

Two paintings are exhibited together. The first is The Saint Anne Falls, an 1855 oil painting.

The second is The Passing Storm, Saint-Ferreol, dating to 1854.


  1. I have seen a few of his paintings at the AGO. I don't remember now if they were part of a permanent exhibition.

  2. I remember a few years ago that someone a Krieghoff to Antiques Road Show, not knowing what a valuable treasure they had.

  3. Hello,

    I love the waterfalls paintings, just beautiful!
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  4. ...White Horse Inn By Moonlight is fabulous!

  5. A very talented artist. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Not the kind of art that anyone even attempts these days, but very skilful and with its own particular charm.

  7. The artist did beautiful landscape paintings.

  8. Really like that first picture with the cabin and snow.

  9. @Catarina: it wouldn't surprise me that AGO has some of his in their permanent collection.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @David: who'd have thought?

    @Eileen: so do I.

    @Tom: I agree.

    @Anvilcloud: me too.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @RedPat: as do I.

    @Red: me too.

    @John: it is.

    @Marie: he did.

    @Janey: me too.

  10. My favorite is the White Horse Inn, it's beautiful!

  11. This was a new artist to me. Thanks for charing! Wonderful light in the top one.

  12. the humidity is back here in VA. i was out working in the yard today, so warm. humidity is the killer part. hope ur week is going well. take care. ( ;

  13. I really like his painting style and subject matter. They're quite lovely and atmospheric.

  14. Magnificent collections of artwork ~ great photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Loved the White horse by moonlight painting the best.

  16. He was a fantastic landscape artist, you have a fine collection there William ✨

  17. We’re having intermittent wind storms here and the “Passing Storm” painting captures the feeling of it very well... (not that I’m outside, but i can see the trees moving and the weird sky color that the artist depicts.

  18. Nice paintings. Kind of a Hudson River School of Painting approach to landscape.

  19. @Bill: it is indeed.

    @Birgitta: he's best known in Canada. I've got a couple of books of his work.

    @Beth: thanks for looking in.

    @Jeanie: they are.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Magiceye: it does stand out.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Sallie: we've had a few days where the Passing Storm would fit the sky.

    @Linda: that's true.

    @Jennifer: they are!

  20. I think my favourite here is 'White Horse Inn By Moonlight '

    All the best Jan