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“Winter Landscape” by Cornelius Krieghoff

'Winter Landscape', oil on canvas painting by Cornelius Krieghoff, 1849, National Gallery of Canada

“Winter Landscape” by Cornelius Krieghoff

“Winter Landscape” by Cornelius Krieghoff portrays a Canadia landscape of the mid-1850s. Krieghoff was skilful in painting the splendours of the Canadian landscape as well as capturing the hardship of life for the people living at the edge of  Canada’s new frontiers.

Cornelius Krieghoff was a Dutch-Canadian painter famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and Canadian life outdoors, which were popular in his own time as they are today. He is particularly famous for his winter scenes.

Winter Landscape

  • Title:                Winter Landscape
  • Artist:              Cornelius Krieghoff
  • Year:                1849
  • Medium:         Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions:    99 x 132.7 cm
  • Museum:        National Gallery of Canada

Cornelius Krieghoff

  • Name:              Cornelius David Krieghoff
  • Born:                1815 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Died:                1872 (aged 56) – Chicago, Illinois
  • Nationality:      Dutch Canadian
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    “Through other people’s faults, wise men correct their own.”
    – Canadian Proverb


    Photo Credit: Cornelius Krieghoff [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons