Cornelius David Krieghoff

Canadian (1815 - 1872)

Cornelius David Krieghoff was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Cornelius David Krieghoff's estimated art value is C$200,000 (*)

Cornelius David Krieghoff's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$50,000 - C$1,000,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Cornelius David Krieghoff (1815-1872) was C$571,250 - paid for "Quebec Farm" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, Jun 23, 2021.
ArtValue.ca has 194 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$50,000 to C$1,000,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

It is probably fair to say that for Cornelius Krieghoff the most important season was winter. His images of the habitants of Quebec playing, working and living their lives in a world of white, are among his most popular. The effects of snow and snowfall, so clearly seen in this canvas, suggest Krieghoff's deep understanding of his adopted home and a keen eye to what might prove to be popular subjects for his patrons, the merchants and military men of Montreal and Quebec. Krieghoff pays attention to all the details of the landscape - the varieties of trees, the grey expanse of the sky and the expanse of the road. Similarly, he has been careful to depict the costume of the hunters and details of their guns and to suggest their hardship in the snowstorm. In common with his best work, the element of narrative - here, a caribou hunt - is an important aspect of the painting. Krieghoff was aware that many of his paintings would not remain in Canada and such a scene would have an element of exoticism for a viewer in England. As it happened, a friend of the artist, Mr. James Gibb, originally purchased the work. For Gibb it probably had a more personal sense - perhaps an experience shared with the artist or a fellow hunter. Over a hundred years later the painting is, for us, a valuable record of our history and a glimpse of a lost way of life.

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