Artworks and Artists
Exact Resemblance of the Foliage of the Wood in Canada in October-November

Exact Resemblance of the Foliage of the Wood in Canada in October-November,
c. 1823
Forrest, Charles Ramus
watercolour over graphite on ivory wove paper
33.4 x 53.2 cm

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Exact Resemblance of the Foliage of the Wood in Canada in October-November, the title of this work, was inscribed on the back of the painting by the artist. From this inscription, we know that Forrest was not interested in depicting a place but rather the magic of the Fall colours. The site however has been identified as the shore along the St. Lawrence River, with the Laurentian mountains in the background.