Cornelius David Krieghoff's Quebec Farm to auction in London

Quebec Farm, a painting by Cornelius David Krieghoff is to headline the Winkworth collection of Canadiana sale at Christie's London on April 1 with a valuation of £60,000-80,000 ($92,940-123,920).

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Krieghoff was a popular 19th century Canadian artist

J Russel Harper, explained in his history of the artist: "Krieghoff's happiest and most productive years were spent in Quebec City. In the decade following 1853, when he first settled there at the age of thirty-eight, he achieved his greatest success as an artist.

"Despite the many light-hearted hours he spent with close friends, his output was enormous. Canvases sold quickly, and at relatively high prices, to many admirers."

Krieghoff's paintings of Canadian landscapes were popular during his own lifetime and remain highly sought after today. His auction record stands at $158,350, set for Caughnawaga Indians at Camp in 2007.

Captain Thomas Davies' An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara carries an estimate of £40,000-60,000 ($61,960-92,940).

Davies (1737-1812) was a well regarded naturalist and painter in addition to his primary role as an officer in the British artillery.

The lot is one of a series of topographical watercolours painted during his time in North America, where he fought in both the seven years war and the war of independence. 

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