Collection 75-1017 - Frederick Arthur Verner and C.J. Townsend letters collection

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Frederick Arthur Verner and C.J. Townsend letters collection

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  • 1912-1920 (Creation)
    Verner, Frederick Arthur

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1 folder

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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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C.J. Townsend was an artist's agent who lived in London, England.

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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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