Portrait of Cornelius Krieghoff

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1815-1872

Canadian Romanticism Painter

Cornelius David Krieghoff (June 19, 1815 - March 8, 1872) is probably the most popular Canadian painter of the 19th century. Krieghoff is most famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and Canadian life outdoors, particularly in the winter. He painted a number of variants of his most popular subject matter (e.g. Running the Toll).

Krieghoff was born in Amsterdam. He was initially taught by his father and then entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Germany about 1830. He moved to New York in 1836, and enlisted in the United States Army in 1837. Igor was not as succesful as Cornelius. While in the army, he made sketches of the Second Seminole War from which he later produced oil paintings. He deserted the army on May 5, 1840. Later that year, together with his wife Emilie Gauthier, he moved to Montreal, where he participated in the Salon de la Societe des Artistes de Montreal. While in Montreal, he befriended the Mohawks living on the Kahnawake Indian Reservation and made many sketches of them from which he later produced oil paintings.

Krieghoff traveled to Paris in 1844, where he copied masterpieces at the Louvre under the direction of Michel Martin Drolling (1789-1851). The Krieghoffs returned to Montreal in 1846, and in 1847 he was invited to participate in the first exhibition of the Toronto Society of Arts. He and his family moved to Quebec City in 1853. He returned to Europe in 1854, visiting Italy and Germany. In 1855, he returned to Canada. The Great Quebec Fire of 1881 destroyed most of the sketches in his possession. He lived in Europe from 1863 to 1868 and then moved to Chicago to retire. He died in Chicago on March 8, 1872 at the age of 56 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.

The Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario, Canada), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Ontario, Canada), the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Fredericton, Canada), the Brooklyn Museum (New York City), the Glenbow Museum (Calgary, Canada), the McCord Museum (Montreal, Canada), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, Canada), Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (Quebec, Canada), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Canada), the New York Public Library (New York City), and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art (Corning, New York), the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, Canada) are among the public collections holding work by Cornelius Krieghoff.

140 Cornelius Krieghoff Paintings

Caughnawaga Indian Encampment at a Portage, c.1844 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Caughnawaga Indian Encampment at a Portage c.1844

Oil Painting
$928
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14927
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 35.5 x 54 cm
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

Sleigh Race on the St. Lawrence at Quebec, 1852 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Sleigh Race on the St. Lawrence at Quebec 1852

Oil Painting
$811
Canvas Print
$51.98
SKU: KRC-14928
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 45 x 63 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Fiddler and Boy Doing Jig, 1852 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Fiddler and Boy Doing Jig 1852

Oil Painting
$1184
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14929
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 38.2 x 32.4 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

White Horse Inn by Moonlight, 1851 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

White Horse Inn by Moonlight 1851

Oil Painting
$1046
Canvas Print
$59.96
SKU: KRC-14930
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 101 x 124.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Cottage, St. Anne, c.1850 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Cottage, St. Anne c.1850

Oil Painting
$875
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14931
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 46 x 67 cm
Musée du Québec, Quebec City, Canada

Village Scene in Winter, 1850 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Village Scene in Winter 1850

Oil Painting
$1044
Canvas Print
$53.05
SKU: KRC-14932
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 66.5 x 92.7 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Habitant Family with Horse and Sleigh, 1850 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Habitant Family with Horse and Sleigh 1850

Oil Painting
$992
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14933
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 46 x 67.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Canadian Interior, 1850 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Canadian Interior 1850

Oil Painting
$1213
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14934
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 45 x 70 cm
Musée du Québec, Quebec City, Canada

The Ice Bridge at Longue-Pointe, c.1848 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Ice Bridge at Longue-Pointe c.1848

Oil Painting
$893
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14935
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 60.8 x 76.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

A Game of Cards, 1848 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

A Game of Cards 1848

Oil Painting
$766
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14936
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 26.3 x 32.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Habitant Sleigh, View near the Canada Line, c.1847 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Habitant Sleigh, View near the Canada Line c.1847

Oil Painting
$1103
Canvas Print
$51.57
SKU: KRC-14937
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 64 x 92 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Breaking Lent (A Friday's Surprise), 1847 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Breaking Lent (A Friday's Surprise) 1847

Oil Painting
$1598
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14938
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 36.3 x 54.3 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

An Officer's Room in Montreal, 1846 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

An Officer's Room in Montreal 1846

Oil Painting
$2228
Canvas Print
$52.38
SKU: KRC-14939
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 44.5 x 63.5 cm
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

The Plains of Babylon, 1846 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Plains of Babylon 1846

Oil Painting
$535
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14940
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 32.5 x 41 cm
Public Collection

Still Life with Flowers, Fruit and Corn, 1846 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Flowers, Fruit and Corn 1846

Oil Painting
$2425
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14941
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 98 x 78 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Artist's Studio, c.1845 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Artist's Studio c.1845

Oil Painting
$1322
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14942
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 44.7 x 54 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Marine View - Moonlight, c.1845 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Marine View - Moonlight c.1845

Oil Painting
$983
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14943
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 60.5 x 91 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Visitors in Winter, 1854 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Visitors in Winter 1854

Oil Painting
$911
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14944
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 43 x 72.5 cm
Private Collection

Running the Toll Gate, 1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Running the Toll Gate 1860

Oil Painting
$1117
Canvas Print
$50.75
SKU: KRC-17360
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 43.8 x 64.2 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

A Hazard of the Road, 1857 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

A Hazard of the Road 1857

Oil Painting
$998
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: KRC-17361
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 42.3 x 63.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

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