John A. Fraser

At the Rogers Pass, Summit of the Selkirk Range, B.C.

1886
In 1886 Fraser accepted a free passage to the Rockies from Sir William Cornelius Van Horne of the newly completed Canadian Pacific Railway. Made during the initial opening of the West, this is one of the earliest paintings portraying the splendour of the Canadian Rockies. With its luminous colour and imposing naturalistic composition, it is one of the artist’s finest works.
Title
At the Rogers Pass, Summit of the Selkirk Range, B.C.
Date
1886
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
56.1 x 76.5 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1934
Accession number
4227