Cornelius Krieghoff

The Chaudière

1858
In the late 1850s, Krieghoff returned to the theme of waterfalls, focusing on various cataracts located some distance from Quebec City. He painted them in similar oval formats, suggesting a series that included the Chaudière falls on the Ottawa River at Bytown, now Ottawa. This airy composition shows the waterfall against the backdrop of a spectacular sunset. The aesthetic value of the majestic landscape seems to be confirmed by the presence at the lower left of an artist and his dog.
Title
The Chaudière
Date
1858
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas, mounted on plywood
Dimensions
51.1 x 74.9 cm; image: 51.1 x 74.9 cm oval
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Edith Wilson, Ottawa, 1923, in memory of Senator and Mrs. W.C. Edwards
Accession number
2037