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Landscape by Cornelius Krieghoff

'The Toll Gate', oil on canvas painting by Cornelius Krieghoff, 1861, National Gallery of Canada

“The Toll Gate” by Cornelius Krieghoff

“The Toll Gate” by Cornelius Krieghoff portrays a Canadia winter landscape of the mid-1850s. Krieghoff was skillful in painting the splendors of the Canadian scenes as well as capturing the hardship of life for the people living at the edge of Canada’s new frontiers.

Krieghoff painted in a number of variants of the scene in this painting, where frontier people would “Running the Toll”. At the back of the sled is a passenger thumbing his nose at the toll collector.

The Toll Gate

  • Title:                The Toll Gate
  • Français:          La barrière de péage
  • Artist:              Cornelius Krieghoff
  • Year:                1861
  • Medium:         Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions     33.4 x 46 cm
  • Museum:        National Gallery of Canada

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'The Blizzard', oil on canvas painting by Cornelius Krieghoff, 1857, National Gallery of Canada

“The Blizzard” by Cornelius Krieghoff

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

The Blizzard

  • Title:                        The Blizzard
  • Artist:                      Cornelius Krieghoff
  • Year:                        1857
  • Medium:                 Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions             33.4 x 46.1 cm
  • Museum:                 National Gallery of Canada

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'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 skillful in painting the splendors of the Canadian landscape as well as capturing the hardship of life for the people living at the edge of  Canada’s new frontiers.

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

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Cornelius Krieghoff

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.

Cornelius Krieghoff

  • Name:              Cornelius David Krieghoff
  • Born:                1815 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Died:                1872 (aged 56) – Chicago, Illinois
  • Nationality:      Dutch Canadian
  • Notable works:

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“Through other people’s faults, wise men correct their own.”
– Canadian Proverb

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

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