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Lot 1: Charles Caleb Ward (1831-1896), American/Canadian INDIAN COOKING FOOD FOR DOGS OVER A CAMPFIRE; Watercolour; signed and dated 1889 lower right.10" x 13.5" - 25.4 x 34.3 cm.Provenance: Douglas Humphrey, Westmount, Quebec;By descent to J.D. Humphrey,

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by Waddington's

December 11, 2012

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Description: Charles Caleb Ward (1831-1896), American/Canadian INDIAN COOKING FOOD FOR DOGS OVER A CAMPFIRE; Watercolour; signed and dated 1889 lower right.10" x 13.5" - 25.4 x 34.3 cm.Provenance: Douglas Humphrey, Westmount, Quebec;By descent to J.D. Humphrey, Hampton, N.B.;Private Collection, OntarioLiterature: Together with a reprinted edition of The Art Quarterly, Autumn, 1951 recording the "List of Known Paintings by Charles C. Ward-Landscapes" with this work and its provenance while with Douglas Humphrey, Westmount, Quebec, item 11, p. 248The artist is also recorded in J. Russell Harper's, Early Painters and Engravers in Canada, pgs. 321-322Note: The Indian depicted was named Sabalis. He operated in, or around, St. George in Charlotte County in New Brunswick. Born in Saint John, N.B., the artist travelled to London circa 1846 and returned to North America, settling in New York in 1850-51 where he had a studio from 1868-72. From 1882, he resided in Saint John until his death in 1896 in Rothesay, N.B.

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