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.
Édouard Léon Cortes (France, 1882-1969) also known as 'the Parisian Poet of Painting', was a French post-impressionist artist of French and Spanish descent. He was known primarily for his Paris cityscapes portrayed in different weather conditions.
Édouard Cortes - 'Café de la Paix, Place de l'Opéra - Oil on Canvas - 33.0 cm x 45.7 cm (13'' x 18'')
Total Frame dimension : 53.3 cm x 71.1 cm (21'' x 28'')
Signed lower right : 'EDOUARD CORTES'
Provenance confirmed by Christies (David Klein) in 2008
William Goodridge Roberts (1904–1974) was a Canadian painter known for his landscape paintings and unassuming still lifes and interiors. Roberts studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and at the Art Students League of New York. From 1933 to 1936 was the resident artist at Queen's University. In 1938 Roberts joined the Eastern Group of Painters, and in 1939 he exhibited at the New York World's Fair. He taught at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from 1940 to 1952. During the period from 1943 to 1945 he was an official war artist for the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Goodridge Roberts - Still Life - Oil on Canvas - 53.3 cm x 66.0 cm (21'' x 26'')
Total Frame dimension : 72.4 cm x 86.4 cm (28-1/2'' x 34'')
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