Item 75-1017 - Frederick Arthur Verner and C.J. Townsend letters fonds

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Frederick Arthur Verner and C.J. Townsend letters fonds

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75-1017

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  • 1912-1920 (Creation)
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    Frederick Arthur Verner and C.J. Townsend

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1 folder

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C.J. Townsend was an artist's agent who lived in London, England. Frederick Arthur Verner was born 26 February 1836 in Hammondsville, Upper Canada and died 16 May 1928 in London, England. He was a painter who specialized in the Canadian West, often depicting Indigenous peoples and bison. He sought to convey an accuracy of his subjects as he portrayed the west as a veritable eden. He was an artist present at the signing of the North West Angle Treaty Lake of the Woods. (Taken from: The Canadian Encyclopedia. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1985.)

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This fonds consists of letters from F.A. Verner to C.J. Townsend relating to the disposition of his pictures and paintings. From the appearances in these papers, Verner's most-oft-painted subject was the Canadian bison.

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This fonds were donated from an unknown source.

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