Marmaduke Matthews (1837-1913) was an English painter born in Barcheston, Warwickshire, England. He studied watercolour painting at Oxford University before moving to Toronto Canada in 1860 to embark on a career as an esteemed painter of western landscapes. He was hired by the Canadian Pacific Railway to paint the Canadian prairies and rocky mountains. He worked under William Van Horne, then-president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and made several cross-country trips to Canada’s west, including in 1887, 1889 and 1892. He reportedly drew his sketches from the cowcatcher of a locomotive train.
He is also notable for playing a founding role in the Ontario Society of Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts as a watercolour painter. In Toronto, he is affectionately remembered as the creator of Wychwood Park – a plot of land that he once lived on, that is now one of the higher-income neighbourhoods in Toronto.
We are very pleased to add to our collection here at Daisy Antiques Exclusive a beautiful oil on canvas painting by Henri Masson, one of Canada’s popular and highly recognized artists from the mid to late 20th century.
Masson was a member of: the Canadian Group of Painters, the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, the Canadian Society of Graphic Arts, the Federation of Canadian Artists
Johannes Hermanus Barend Koekkoek – Oil on Board 1840-1912
Dimensions: image size – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ in frame 16-1/2″ x 14″
He was a Dutch artist known for landscape and cityscape scenes. The son of artist Hermanus Koekkoek, brother of Willem Koekkoek, and nephew of Barend Cornelis Koekkoek. His grandfather was the painter Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek.
Koekkoek started painting in the romantic tradition of his father but after 1864 he changed his style to a kind of realism, under influence of the Hague School.