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Henry Sandham

Evening on the Wharf, or Montreal Harbour

Artist

Henry Sandham
Montreal 1842 – London 1910

Title

Evening on the Wharf, or Montreal Harbour

Date

1868

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

45.8 x 57.5 cm

Credits

Gift of Mrs. J. Campbell Merrett, inv. 1999.10

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Trained by artists in the circle of photographer William Notman, Sandham made his first oil on canvas paintings in 1868. Evening on the Wharf returns to a subject he had already treated in watercolour. Filled with anecdotal details typifying the period’s interest in the picturesque, this colourful canvas depicts the activity at Montreal’s fast growing harbour.

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