Saturday, July 16, 2022

Port of Halifax

 A reminder to members of City Daily Photo that the theme for the first of August is Wood, and that theme days for the next few months are up at the CDP page.

I start today with two different paintings of a similar subject. The Frank Off George Island, Halifax is by John O'Brien and dates to circa 1856.

The Port of Halifax dates to circa 1835, and is attributed to John Poad Drake.

Attributed to Robert Whale, and dating to circa 1870, this is The Canada Southern Railway At Niagara.

This is another work by Whale. View of Hamilton is from 1853, and shows the growing town of Hamilton, Ontario, from the high ground of the Niagara Escarpment.

Frederick Alexcee painted Fort Simpson around 1900.

Laurentian Splendour dates to 1880, and is by John A. Fraser.

Allan Edson painted Landscape With Cascade in 1872. We'll carry on with more tomorrow from the National Gallery.


  1. ..beautiful scenes from history.

  2. Canada's history depicted in paintings,

  3. The ship arriving is my fav. And the railway.

  4. Amazing pieces. Such a gift to be able to paint these.
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

  5. Beautiful paintings, I love the ships! Have a happy weekend.

  6. @Italiafinlandia: me too.

    @Tom: that they are.

    @David: indeed.

    @Iris: they're good.

    @Jennifer: I agree.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Jan: very much so.

  7. Wonderful ship photos and other museum sights ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Those first two paintings are pretty spectacular.

  9. It was the 1st two that grabbed me too.

  10. El mar y los barcos son unos buenos temas para pintar un hermoso cuadro.

  11. @Marie: I think so.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Sharon: yes they are.

    @RedPat: they command attention..

    @Ventana: thanks.

  12. "The Port of Halifax," is stunning. It has a Hudson River Valley panyer's vibe, color, depth, landscape, serene and magical. Beauty has no borders.

  13. Water is so hard to paint well! These are lovely.

  14. What a lovely selection of paintings you've shown here.

    All the best Jan

  15. All outstanding "portraits" of the time.