Old Fort Henry, Kingston, ON -1832
|Great Canadian Heritage Treasure||
Canada's Lost Art Treasures:
Acquired some time ago, at a Toronto art auction, was this picture, a pastel painting advertised as "Lighthouse by the Seashore!!!"
Unfortunately, like so many old paintings one finds at auctions, this one was not signed.
As a result it aroused no bidding interest...Lighthouses by the seashore were not popular at this auction. Probably somewhere in France, or on the south coast of England. Art dealers snorted in disdain...
The painting has a wonderfully evocative mood created by a talented artist. It was probably painted in the late Victorian or Edwardian eras. But you think you recognize the place...
So you end up with what everybody hates at art auctions: an anonymous painting without a name or location.
It happens hundreds of times at auctions every year.
What do you do next? Find the lighthouse; that's what!
|Lighthouse by the Seashore - c 1910|
|Orig. pastel & wc on board - Image Size - 17 x 40 cm
Found - Toronto, ON
Noted on back as painted by "Henry"