Past Auctions Works of GRAFTON TYLER BROWN (click here for Bio)

(American 1841 - 1918 )
Giant's (Head) Castle Mountain
Oil on canvas
16" x 26" (40.64 x 66.04cm.)
Signed lower left & dated 1883
This painting was executed from a sketch done by Grafton Tyler Brown in 1882, while he served as expedition artist for the Amos Bowman Geological Survey in British Columbia. The purpose of this survey was to map and record the wilderness east of the Cascade Mountains along the Fraser River. Brown completed a series of 22 paintings in 1883 based on sketches from this trip, which were then exhibited in June of that year in Victoria, B.C. at the New Colonist Buildings. This painting was number 22 in the exhibition. The painting depicts the farm of Alexander Leslie Fortune, a founding member of the town of Enderby, British Columbia, and one of the first white settlers in the Okanagan valley region. G. T. Brown is considered the first African American artist to have created works depicting California and the Pacific Northwest. (PLEASE NOTE: Images from 1883 exhibition catalogue included for reference purposes only and are not part of the lot)
Sold for: $ 16380
Auction: 2013 - Canadian & International Works of Art - June 23, 2013




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