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Painter, Landscape painter, b. 1836 - d. 1928

Frederick Arthur Verner 1836-1928. Canadian born artist known for his depictions of native Indians and landscapes regally including the Buffalo in the outback. He became an acknowledged expert of the Buffalo.

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    • Frederick Arthur Verner (1836 - 1928) American
      Jan. 11, 2024

      Frederick Arthur Verner (1836 - 1928) American

      Est: $600 - $900

      Frederick Arthur Verner (1836 - 1928) Watercolor on paper, Signed Lower Left, Measures (8 x 11 inches) w/frame (11 x 15.5 inches) Frederick Arthur Verner is the son of Arthur Verner, Armaugh Co., Ireland whose brother was Sir William Verner of Verner's Bridge. The barontage is now extinct since the Verner male descendancy is no longer. Only daughters remain in that lineage. Frederick Arthur Verner's ancestors can be found in Sir Bernard Burke's " Extinct Peerage and Barontage" under the heading: VERNER. Since the Barontage is extinct, you will have difficulty finding this record in recent reprints of Burke's volumes. An uncle of Frederick's named John Willoughby Verner lived in London in 1880s so some of the family moved from Ireland to London whereas others moved to Canada. Frederick would have visited his Uncle John Willoughby Verner (who spent some time in South Africa).

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (1836 - 1928) American
      Nov. 05, 2023

      Frederick Arthur Verner (1836 - 1928) American

      Est: $600 - $900

      Frederick Arthur Verner (1836 - 1928) Watercolor on paper, Signed Lower Left, Measures (8 x 11 inches) w/frame (11 x 15.5 inches) Frederick Arthur Verner is the son of Arthur Verner, Armaugh Co., Ireland whose brother was Sir William Verner of Verner's Bridge. The barontage is now extinct since the Verner male descendancy is no longer. Only daughters remain in that lineage. Frederick Arthur Verner's ancestors can be found in Sir Bernard Burke's " Extinct Peerage and Barontage" under the heading: VERNER. Since the Barontage is extinct, you will have difficulty finding this record in recent reprints of Burke's volumes. An uncle of Frederick's named John Willoughby Verner lived in London in 1880s so some of the family moved from Ireland to London whereas others moved to Canada. Frederick would have visited his Uncle John Willoughby Verner (who spent some time in South Africa).

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (ONTARIO, CAN. 1836-1928)
      Jul. 09, 2023

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (ONTARIO, CAN. 1836-1928)

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      Two Native Americans Rowing through Wetlands in a Birch Bark Canoe, watercolor on paper, signed lower right and dated 1882, housed in a modern hand carved gilt frame with tan mat, under UV glass. OS: 15" x 21", SS: 8 1/2" x 14 1/2', lightly toned.

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • Frederick Arthur Verner, Canadian (1836-1928), Farm House, watercolour, 10 x 20 in. (25.40 x 50.80 cm.)
      Oct. 26, 2022

      Frederick Arthur Verner, Canadian (1836-1928), Farm House, watercolour, 10 x 20 in. (25.40 x 50.80 cm.)

      Est: $900 - $1,200

      Frederick Arthur Verner Canadian, (1836-1928) Farm House watercolour signed and dated 1898

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • Verner, Frederick Arthur - Sans titre - 1883
      Dec. 14, 2021

      Verner, Frederick Arthur - Sans titre - 1883

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Sans titre (1883) Description (FR): Aquarelle sur papier, signée et datée en bas à droite Verner 1883 Description (EN): Watercolour on paper, signed and dated on lower right Verner 1883 Dimension (PO): 6 1/2" x 12" Dimension (CM): 16.5 x 30.5 cm Rapport de condition: Sur demande, nous nous ferons un plaisir de répondre à vos questions de manière détaillée. Condition report: Upon request, We will gladly answer all your inquiries in a detailed manner.

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Nov. 21, 2021

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Native scene Watercolor and guoache on paper Pencil signed lower left and dated 1877, in a Heydenryk frame h. 11-1/2 w. 17-3/4 in. (sight) overall: 19 x 25 in. (frame)

      Butterscotch Auction Gallery LLC
    • Attributted to Frederick Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 01, 2021

      Attributted to Frederick Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: $1,000 - $3,000

      Oil on canvas signed Verner depicting a seascape with 3 sailing ships. Being that we are not experts, we do not guarantee this is an original work of Frederick Arthur Verner. Measures approx 21.5" x 18" (31.5" x 28" framed) Have a similar item to sell? Contact us at [email protected] Please review all photos closely. The nonappearance of a condition report does not mean that the lot is in perfect condition, does not show wear due to age and use, or is free from damage. Market Auctions Inc. strongly suggests that you request a condition report before placing a bid. You may request one from us via this auction platform. Please note that any condition reports are given as strictly as a courtesy to interested parties and should not be considered a statement of fact. Market Auctions Inc. bears no responsibility for any error or omission. All sales are final and sold as is. Measurements are approximated. Please note shipping is not included. All collectibles, silver, antiques, and paintings please contact our third party shipper listed below: PakMail #703 (561) 491-8800 / [email protected] UPS Store (561) 508-4713 / [email protected] For furniture and very large items, please contact an appropriate freight / transport company for shipment. SALES TAX NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Market Auction, Inc., only collects and remits sales tax on items purchased by Florida residents. ALL OUT OF STATE purchasers are required to pay sales tax to their respective States. Purchasers holding valid resale certificates must provide proof of same prior to purchase. Market Auctions, Inc. takes no responsibility for purchaser failure to remit sales tax to the proper non-Florida taxing authority and for any fines or penalties that may result.

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    • Verner, Frederick Arthur - A View of Whitby, Yorkshire - 1904
      May. 18, 2021

      Verner, Frederick Arthur - A View of Whitby, Yorkshire - 1904

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) A View of Whitby, Yorkshire (1904) Description (FR): Aquarelle sur papier, signée et datée en bas à droite Verner 1904 Description (EN): Watercolour on paper, signed and dated on lower right Verner 1904 Dimension (PO): 13" x 20" Dimension (CM): 33.02 x 50.80 cm Rapport de condition: Sur demande, nous nous ferons un plaisir de répondre à vos questions de manière détaillée. Condition report: Upon request, We will gladly answer all your inquiries in a detailed manner.

      Champagne Auctions
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) Mid-Day Buffalo
      May. 06, 2021

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) Mid-Day Buffalo

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) Mid-Day Buffalo oil on canvas signed Verner (lower right) 24 x 36 inches Provenance: Uno Langman Limited, Vancouver, Canada Frederick Arthur Verner is one of several fine painters who made the Canadian West his subject, though he didn't actively pursue his art until he finished a stint in the British army that included fighting for Italian independence under Garibaldi. Verner returned to Canada, where, in 1873, he journeyed with a government detail to sign an important First Nations treaty. His sketches from this trip, and the careful studies of buffalo he began to make in 1875 formed the bulk of the reference he would use throughout his career. Mid-Day Buffalo depicts a languid, peaceful moment on what seems to be an endless prairie with only an undulant line of hills in the hazy distance. -James D. Balestrieri

      Hindman
    • Verner, Frederick Arthur - Chef indien
      Mar. 09, 2021

      Verner, Frederick Arthur - Chef indien

      Est: $300 - $500

      Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Chef indien Description (FR): Fusain sur papier, signée en bas à droite Verner Description (EN): Charcoal on paper, signed on lower right Verner Dimension (PO): 15 1/2" x 12 1/2" Dimension (CM): 38,10 x 30,48 cm Rapport de condition: Sur demande, nous nous ferons un plaisir de répondre à vos questions de manière détaillée. Condition report: Upon request, We will gladly answer all your inquiries in a detailed manner.

      Champagne Auctions
    • Verner, Frederick Arthur - Maison de campagne - 1917
      Dec. 15, 2020

      Verner, Frederick Arthur - Maison de campagne - 1917

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Maison de campagne (1917) Description (FR): Aquarelle sur papier, signée et datée en bas à droite Verner 1917 Description (EN): Watercolour on paper, signed and dated on lower right Verner 1917 Dimension (PO): 9" x 11" Dimension (CM): 22.86 x 27.94 cm Rapport de condition: Sur demande, nous nous ferons un plaisir de répondre à vos questions de manière détaillée. Condition report: Upon request, We will gladly answer all your inquiries in a detailed manner.

      Champagne Auctions
    • VERNER, FREDERICK ARTHUR - CHEF INDIEN -
      Sep. 24, 2019

      VERNER, FREDERICK ARTHUR - CHEF INDIEN -

      Est: $300 - $500

      Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Chef indien () Fusain sur papier, signée en bas à droite Verner Charcoal on paper, signed on lower right Verner 13" x 8" - 33,02 x 20,32 cm Rapport de condition : Sur demande, nous nous ferons un plaisir de répondre à vos questions de manière détaillée.   Condition Report : Upon request, We will gladly answer all your inquiries in a detailed manner.

      Champagne Auctions
    • VERNER, FREDERICK ARTHUR - CHEF INDIEN -
      Sep. 24, 2019

      VERNER, FREDERICK ARTHUR - CHEF INDIEN -

      Est: $300 - $500

      Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Chef indien () Fusain sur papier, signée en bas à droite Verner Charcoal on paper, signed on lower right Verner 15 1/2" x 12 1/2" - 38,10 x 30,48 cm Rapport de condition : Sur demande, nous nous ferons un plaisir de répondre à vos questions de manière détaillée.   Condition Report : Upon request, We will gladly answer all your inquiries in a detailed manner.

      Champagne Auctions
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £300 - £400

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) DELPHINIUMS; ROSES A pair, signed l.r., watercolour 33 x 23cm (2)

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (1836-1928)

      Est: £300 - £500

      Frederick Arthur Verner (1836-1928) A RIVER SCENE WITH SAILING BOATS BY A QUAY Signed and dated 1894 l.r., watercolour 31 x 61.5cm; and another, A RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH BARGES AT SUNSET Signed and dated 1896 l.r.,watercolour 32.5 x 49.5cm (2)

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £200 - £300

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) DUTCH FARM Signed 1886 l.r., watercolour 30 x 51cm

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £400 - £600

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) A WOODLAND CLEARING WITH RABBITS Signed and dated 1917 l.r., watercolour 25 x 35.5cm; and two other woodland scenes, one signed and dated 1914 l.r., watercolour 45 x 30cm and 35 x 25cm (3)

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £200 - £300

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) BURNHAM BEECHES Three, signed and dated 1906, 1916 and 1917 l.r. 23 x 33cm, 19 x 13.5cm and 22 x 17cm (3)

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £300 - £500

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) A FIGURE ON A PATH THROUGH HEATHER Signed and dated 1915 l.r. watercolour 17 x 24.5cm; and TWO OTHER LANDSCAPES WITH HEATHER both signed 22 x 32cm and 16 x 24.5cm (3)

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £400 - £600

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) A STREET SCENE WITH TWO FIGURES CONVERSING Signed and dated 1884, l.r., watercolour 17.5 x 33cm; and three others, A RIVER SCENE AT DUSK Signed and dated 1898, l.r., watercolour 22.5 x 32.5cm; A VILLAGE WITH COTTAGES Signed and dated 1898, l.r., watercolour 22.5 x 32.5cm; A LANDSCAPE WITH HEATHER Signed and dated 1901, l.r., watercolour 19.5 x 28cm (4)

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £400 - £600

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) CATTLE WATERING ON A MEADOW Signed and dated 1891 l.r., watercolour 30.5 x 62.2cm

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £400 - £600

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) TWILIGHT; A VILLAGE SCENE Both signed and dated 1895 l.r., watercolour 30.5 x 50.8cm and smaller (2)

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £300 - £500

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) A LANDSCAPE WITH HEATHER Signed and dated 1911 l.r., watercolour 24.5 x 35cm; and two others, A WOODED LANDSCAPE AT DUSK Signed and dated 1892 l.r., watercolour 25.5 x 41cm; A COASTAL SCENE Signed and dated 1895 l.r., watercolour 25.5 x 36cm (3)

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £300 - £500

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) A VIEW OF WHITBY, YORKSHIRE Signed and dated 1904 l.r., watercolour 32.5 x 50.5cm

      Sworders
    • Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)
      Sep. 11, 2019

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928)

      Est: £400 - £600

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928) SHEEP IN A WINTER LANDSCAPE Signed and dated 1895 l.r, watercolour 28.5 x 61cm; and another, SHEEP GRAZING ON WATER MEADOWS Signed and dated 1910 l.r. 33 x 50cm (2)

      Sworders
    • FREDERICK VERNER LANDSCAPE WATERCOLOR ON PAPER
      May. 04, 2019

      FREDERICK VERNER LANDSCAPE WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian/British, 1836-1928) watercolor on paper depicting a man riding a donkey in a tropical landscape with river and mountains. Signed and dated 1868 lower right. Measures 23 1/4" (59.6cm) x 11 1/2" (29cm) + 3 1/2" (8.8cm) mat & frame.

      Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery
    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., FISHING BY MOONLIGHT, watercolour, 11.75 ins x 18.75 ins; 30.5 cms x 45.7 cms
      May. 28, 2018

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., FISHING BY MOONLIGHT, watercolour, 11.75 ins x 18.75 ins; 30.5 cms x 45.7 cms

      Est: $9,000 - $12,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.FISHING BY MOONLIGHTwatercoloursigned and dated 1875 11.75 ins x 18.75 ins; 30.5 cms x 45.7 cms Provenance:Private Collection, TorontoLiterature:Joan Murray, The Last Buffalo, The Story of Frederick Arthur Verner, Painter of the Canadian West, Pagurian Press, Toronto, 1984, page 63.It is common knowledge among people who fish that certain times of the day or phases of the moon produce a more plentiful catch of larger fish than other times of the day. Solunar charts exist to help sportsmen time their best opportunity. Sunrise and sunset, when fish are hungry and may be inclined to nibble at just about anything tempting, are notoriously good times to bait your hook.But in 1875, when this work was executed, such charts did not yet exist. One learnt when and where to fish by experience. F.A. Verner (1836-1928) was impressed by the depth of knowledge and skill Canada’s First Nations people possessed when it came to living off the land. There are many examples of paintings by him which record scenes of setting and breaking camp, canoeing and hunting - people expertly going about their daily tasks. In this lot, four figures have gathered at sunset, to fish under the emerging stars. By 1875, Verner’s own star was rising and he was now devoting all his time to painting as a result of the increasing popularity of his work. Joan Murray notes that “(B)y the spring of 1875 (Verner) had produced a surprising amount of new work.” She continues: “Among his paintings were his first subjects of evening or night scenes”, such as this lot. Estimate: $9,000–12,000

      Waddington's
    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), TWILIGHT, WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1896 LOWER RIGHT, Sight 9 x 13 in — 22.9 x 33 cm
      Feb. 01, 2018

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), TWILIGHT, WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1896 LOWER RIGHT, Sight 9 x 13 in — 22.9 x 33 cm

      Est: $500 - $700

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928)TWILIGHTWATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1896 LOWER RIGHTSight 9 x 13 in — 22.9 x 33 cmEstimate: $500—700

      Waddington's
    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), COUNTRY ESTATE WITH CHILDREN PLAYING, WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1906 LOWER RIGHT, Sight 9.8 x 13.8 in — 24.9 x 35.1 cm
      Feb. 01, 2018

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), COUNTRY ESTATE WITH CHILDREN PLAYING, WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1906 LOWER RIGHT, Sight 9.8 x 13.8 in — 24.9 x 35.1 cm

      Est: $500 - $700

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928)COUNTRY ESTATE WITH CHILDREN PLAYINGWATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1906 LOWER RIGHTSight 9.8 x 13.8 in — 24.9 x 35.1 cmEstimate: $500—700

      Waddington's
    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., AUTUMN - BEECH WOODS, watercolour, 21.5 ins x 30 ins; 54.6 cms x 76.2 cms
      Nov. 20, 2017

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., AUTUMN - BEECH WOODS, watercolour, 21.5 ins x 30 ins; 54.6 cms x 76.2 cms

      Est: $7,000 - $9,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.AUTUMN - BEECH WOODSwatercoloursigned and dated 1895; also signed and titled on the reverse 21.5 ins x 30 ins; 54.6 cms x 76.2 cms Provenance:Private Collection, TorontoEstimate: $7,000–9,000

      Waddington's
    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., BUFFALO GRAZING, watercolour, mounted to card, 13 ins x 22 ins; 33 cms x 55.9 cms
      Nov. 20, 2017

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., BUFFALO GRAZING, watercolour, mounted to card, 13 ins x 22 ins; 33 cms x 55.9 cms

      Est: $7,000 - $9,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.BUFFALO GRAZINGwatercolour, mounted to cardsigned and indistinctly dated 1897 13 ins x 22 ins; 33 cms x 55.9 cms Provenance:Private Collection, OntarioOntario-born Frederick Verner (1836-1928) made his first trip west in the early 1860s after returning from four years of study at London’s Hetherleys Academy of Arts (1856-60). Verner travelled through Ojibway country to Fort Garry and the Nelson River. Subsequently, much longer journeys were taken across the prairies and mountains in 1870 and 1873. Like his artistic hero and later friend Paul Kane (1818-71), the aspiring young artist travelled by canoe, horseback and Red River cart compiling a portfolio of drawings and watercolours which he would draw upon for inspiration throughout his career.Estimate: $7,000–9,000

      Waddington's
    • Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Still life (1897)
      Oct. 11, 2017

      Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Still life (1897)

      Est: $640 - $960

      Aquarelle sur papier, signée et datée en bas à droite Verner 1897 Watercolour on paper, signed and dated on lower right Verner 1897 13” x 9”; 33,02 x 22,86 cm

      Champagne Auctions
    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., THE MONARCH OF THE SKIES, oil on canvas, 44 ins x 32.75 ins; 111.8 cms x 83.2 cms
      May. 29, 2017

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., THE MONARCH OF THE SKIES, oil on canvas, 44 ins x 32.75 ins; 111.8 cms x 83.2 cms

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.THE MONARCH OF THE SKIESoil on canvassigned 44 ins x 32.75 ins; 111.8 cms x 83.2 cms Provenance:Private Collection, TorontoLiterature:Joan Murray, The Last Buffalo, The Story of Frederick Arthur Verner, Painter of the Canadian West, Pagurian Press, Toronto, 1984, pages 92-93 and page 75 for Marabou Stork, 1877, reproduced.Across time, the eagle has been adopted by mighty nations as a symbol of good fortune and power. How ironic, therefore, to consider the threat posed to these majestic birds of prey poignantly portrayed by Frederick Verner (1836-1928) in Monarch of the Skies. When Verner was painting the buffalo of the prairies (see Lot 47), the population of these striking creatures was already under serious threat from over-hunting. There are limited statistics about the eagle population during this period, however, Verner’s background ablaze with the setting sun might be an indication that the artist had a hunch that this creature, too, was in peril. Certainly the double motif of sun and skeletal tree placed diagonally across the composition (a combination that dates at least to 1876) were used before to prophesy a premature end to something noble and proud. Though somewhat romanticized, Monarch of the Skies would have struck a chord with Verner’s English audience. As the librarian of the Royal Academy in London explained: “(Verner’s) subjects are very interesting to us who live on this side of the great salt lake; they record things which are doomed to pass away. The buffalo may already be classed with the Great Auk and the Dodo...” The idea of the fragility of nature strikes a chord with the modern viewer, too. This type of subject, while uncommon for Verner, is not unknown and another important animal painting, Marabou Stork of 1877, a watercolour in the collection of the Glenbow Museum, is reproduced in Joan Murray’s 1984 monograph of the artist.Estimate: $20,000–30,000

      Waddington's
    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., THE BUFFALO STAMPEDE, watercolour on paper, mounted to board, 23.5 ins x 36.5 ins; 59.7 cms x 92.7 cms
      May. 29, 2017

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., THE BUFFALO STAMPEDE, watercolour on paper, mounted to board, 23.5 ins x 36.5 ins; 59.7 cms x 92.7 cms

      Est: $12,000 - $15,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.THE BUFFALO STAMPEDEwatercolour on paper, mounted to boardsigned and dated 1882 23.5 ins x 36.5 ins; 59.7 cms x 92.7 cms Provenance:Laing Galleries, TorontoPrivate Collection, TorontoLiterature:Joan Murray, The Last Buffalo, The Story of Frederick Arthur Verner, Painter of the Canadian West, Pagurian Press, Toronto, 1984, pages 17-18, 41-43, 48, 89-90.Frederick Verner’s (1836-1928) work was universally admired during his lifetime. Indian encampments, buffalo subjects, even still lifes, enjoyed rhapsodic reviews. For decades the press heaped praise on Verner: "Grand in conception and almost faultless in execution" gushed Toronto's The Daily Globe in 1875. His works were seen as unparalleled and he himself was viewed as the obvious successor to Paul Kane albeit a more poetic and romantic interpreter of the land and its inhabitants. In fact, Verner and Kane met in 1862 and would become friends until the senior artist's death in 1871.  Like Kane he was of Anglo-Irish extraction, but was born in Canada. In an interesting and rare case of reverse migration, Verner emigrated to England in 1880 and except for three trips back to Canada remained there for the rest of his life. However, he continued to paint and exhibit and sell Canadian subjects while expanding his repertoire to include British scenes of thatched-roof cottages and abbey ruins. Joan Murray suggests that Verner's move to England "was an indication of the growing popularity of his work."Verner's interest in painting buffalo can be quite precisely dated and in 1865 he painted his first rendition of buffalo stampeding. It would be another five years before he tackled the subject again and it would be another five years more before Verner began drawing buffalo from life. By 1877, according to Joan Murray, Verner's best work was executed in watercolour. This lot, executed in 1882, benefits from Verner's evolved facility in this vexing medium and increased understanding of the anatomy and mien of the large monarchs of the prairie which he had by then studied in the flesh. 1882 was a marquee year for Verner both professionally and personally. It is the year he married. It is also the year he was to sell several important paintings to her Majesty, the Queen.Estimate: $12,000–15,000

      Waddington's
    • Attributed to Frederick Arthur Verner (1836-1928) Canadian. A River Landscape, with Figures by a Cottage, Watercolour, Signed and Dated 1897, 6.5" x 9.5".
      Mar. 29, 2017

      Attributed to Frederick Arthur Verner (1836-1928) Canadian. A River Landscape, with Figures by a Cottage, Watercolour, Signed and Dated 1897, 6.5" x 9.5".

      Est: £80 - £120

      Attributed to Frederick Arthur Verner (1836-1928) Canadian. A River Landscape, with Figures by a Cottage, Watercolour, Signed and Dated 1897, 6.5" x 9.5".

      John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
    • Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Portrait of Charles Dickens
      Dec. 11, 2016

      Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Portrait of Charles Dickens

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Huile sur toile, non signee Oil on canvas, unsigned 25 .75 x 20 .5 in ; 65.40 x 52.07 cm

      Champagne Auctions
    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., OJIBAWA WIGWAMS, LAKE SHEBANDOWAN, watercolour on illustration board, 12 ins x 23.75 ins; 30.5 cms x 60.3 cms
      Nov. 21, 2016

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., OJIBAWA WIGWAMS, LAKE SHEBANDOWAN, watercolour on illustration board, 12 ins x 23.75 ins; 30.5 cms x 60.3 cms

      Est: $7,000 - $9,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.OJIBAWA WIGWAMS, LAKE SHEBANDOWANwatercolour on illustration boardsigned and dated 1891; titled on the reverse 12 ins x 23.75 ins; 30.5 cms x 60.3 cms Provenance:Private Collection, TorontoLiterature:Joan Murray, The Last Buffalo, The Story of Frederick Arthur Verner, Painter of the Canadian West, Pagurian Press, Toronto, 1984, pages 53-54.Note:The Shebandowan Lakes are located to the west of Thunder Bay along the route of the Red River Expeditionary Force (Toronto to Fort Garry). According to Joan Murray, Verner first travelled west to the Red River Valley in 1873. On that trip, he would have encountered Ojibway encampments similar to the one depicted in this lot. While not contemporaneous with that first journey of discovery, this watercolour would have been based on a large repertory of notes and sketches compiled by Verner at that time and upon which he drew liberally throughout his career.Estimate: $7,000–9,000

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., OJIBWAY CAMP AT NORTHWEST ANGLE, LAKE OF THE WOODS, watercolour, 11.5 ins x 23 ins; 29.2 cms x 58.4 cms
      Nov. 21, 2016

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., OJIBWAY CAMP AT NORTHWEST ANGLE, LAKE OF THE WOODS, watercolour, 11.5 ins x 23 ins; 29.2 cms x 58.4 cms

      Est: $12,000 - $15,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.OJIBWAY CAMP AT NORTHWEST ANGLE, LAKE OF THE WOODSwatercoloursigned and dated 1902 11.5 ins x 23 ins; 29.2 cms x 58.4 cms Provenance:Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, MontrealDouglas Udell Gallery, EdmontonPrivate Collection, EdmontonLiterature:Joan Murray, The Last Buffalo: The Story of Frederick Arthur Verner, Painter of the Canadian West, Pagurian Press, Toronto, 1984, page 53-62.Note:Joan Murray notes that it was on his first trip west in 1873 that "Verner drew five very important sketches of Indians from life.” They were to become sources to which he would refer again and again. Murray describes the 1873 trip west as "the most important event of (Verner's) life.” This watercolour is closely based on one of those sketches, now in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. The 1874 oil painting of this subject which is nearly identical to this lot, Ojibway Camp of the North West Angle of the Lake of the Woods was sold by Waddington’s in November 2015 fetching $94,400. The Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods is the northernmost part of the lake contiguous to the United States and, as such, served as a contentious area in treaties defining the international border of this "fifth" Great Lake.Estimate: $12,000–15,000

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., ON RAINY RIVER, watercolour, laid down on card, 6 ins x 11.25 ins; 14.6 cms x 27.9 cms
      Sep. 22, 2016

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., ON RAINY RIVER, watercolour, laid down on card, 6 ins x 11.25 ins; 14.6 cms x 27.9 cms

      Est: -

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.ON RAINY RIVERwatercolour, laid down on cardsigned and dated 1870 6 ins x 11.25 ins; 14.6 cms x 27.9 cms Provenance:Private Collection, OntarioEstimate: $2,000–3,000

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., INDIAN ENCAMPMENT, watercolour, 11.5 ins x 18 ins; 28.6 cms x 45.7 cms
      May. 30, 2016

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., INDIAN ENCAMPMENT, watercolour, 11.5 ins x 18 ins; 28.6 cms x 45.7 cms

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.INDIAN ENCAMPMENTwatercoloursigned and dated 1878 11.5 ins x 18 ins; 28.6 cms x 45.7 cms Provenance:Private Collection, OntarioNote:By 1878, Frederick Verner was at the height of his powers in depicting subjects such as this encampment. A generous serving of seven teepees as well as both overturned and upright canoes serve as the backdrop for the standing woman grinding corn and two small seated figures shown, perhaps gambling, at the centre right. Three additional figures populate the scene.

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., BISON FORAGING IN WINTER, oil on canvas, 20 ins x 30.25 ins; 50.8 cms x 76.8 cms
      May. 30, 2016

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., BISON FORAGING IN WINTER, oil on canvas, 20 ins x 30.25 ins; 50.8 cms x 76.8 cms

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.BISON FORAGING IN WINTERoil on canvassigned and indistinctly dated 20 ins x 30.25 ins; 50.8 cms x 76.8 cms Provenance:Private Collection, MontrealLiterature:Joan Murray, The Last Buffalo: The Story of Frederick Arthur Verner, Painter of the Canadian West, Pagurian Press, Toronto, 1984, pages 66, 134 and the cover illustration for a very closely related canvas entitled Bison Pawing, 1902, reproduced in colour.Note:The earliest buffalo subjects by Verner date to 1875. For these paintings, Verner relied on sketches he drew of buffalo in captivity. At least fifty-seven sketches - some executed in graphite and watercolour, others in charcoal - are known to have been made and he continually referred back to these when producing his canvases. According to Joan Murray, Verner’s buffalo paintings always contain at least one figure from his bank of fifty-seven sketches drawn from life. Examples of these sketches form part of the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, and the McCord Museum in Montreal. By the time Verner began painting buffalo, the herds were already significantly depleted. Murray acknowledges that Verner was acutely aware of the tragic fate of this “monarch of the plains” noting that “the buffalo officially disappeared from Canada in 1879.” Nonetheless, Murray observes that “Verner never showed the buffalo as a hunted species. He preferred to paint them as magnificent beasts in a proud and free state in nature...”

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., IN THE MARSH, watercolour, 13.5 ins x 9.5 ins; 30.5 cms x 20.3 cms
      Mar. 17, 2016

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., IN THE MARSH, watercolour, 13.5 ins x 9.5 ins; 30.5 cms x 20.3 cms

      Est: -

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.IN THE MARSHwatercoloursigned and dated 1897; titled and inscribed “No. 8” on the reverse 13.5 ins x 9.5 ins; 30.5 cms x 20.3 cms Provenance:Private Collection, OntarioEstimate: $2,500–3,000

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), UNTITLED (EVENING ON THE THAMES), WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1898 LOWER RIGHT (Sight, 9” x 13”)
      Jan. 28, 2016

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), UNTITLED (EVENING ON THE THAMES), WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1898 LOWER RIGHT (Sight, 9” x 13”)

      Est: -

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928) UNTITLED (EVENING ON THE THAMES)WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1898 LOWER RIGHT (Sight, 9” x 13”)Estimate: $600—800

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    • Frederick Arthur Verner, Signed & Dated Watercolor
      Jan. 02, 2016

      Frederick Arthur Verner, Signed & Dated Watercolor

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Frederick Arthur Verner (Canadian, 1836-1928), "Mining"-1889, watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower right, verso of frame with remnant of label from gilder of frame "EWELL". Figural watercolor depicting five men in the entrance to a rocky mine, tunnel or cave, men wearing hats and looking at man kneeling in front of hinged box. Framed approximately 17.9" x 16.9". Unframed approximately 11.125" x 8.5".

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), MOTHER AND CHILD ON A WOODED PATH, WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1881 LOWER RIGHT (Sight, 12.8” x 22.5”)
      Dec. 10, 2015

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), MOTHER AND CHILD ON A WOODED PATH, WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1881 LOWER RIGHT (Sight, 12.8” x 22.5”)

      Est: -

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928)MOTHER AND CHILD ON A WOODED PATHWATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1881 LOWER RIGHT (Sight, 12.8” x 22.5”)Estimate: $300—500

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., OJIBWAY CAMP AT NORTHWEST ANGLE, LAKE OF THE WOODS, oil on canvas, 14 ins x 28 ins; 35.6 cms x 71.1 cms
      Nov. 23, 2015

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., OJIBWAY CAMP AT NORTHWEST ANGLE, LAKE OF THE WOODS, oil on canvas, 14 ins x 28 ins; 35.6 cms x 71.1 cms

      Est: $25,000 - $30,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.OJIBWAY CAMP AT NORTHWEST ANGLE, LAKE OF THE WOODSoil on canvassigned and dated 1874 14 ins x 28 ins; 35.6 cms x 71.1 cms Provenance:Private Collection, U.S.A.Literature:Joan Murray, The Last Buffalo: The Story of Frederick Arthur Verner, Painter of the Canadian West, Pagurian Press, Toronto, 1984, page 53-62.Note:Joan Murray writes that "according to family legend,” Verner's first contact with the Ojibway people took place in 1862, his second in 1870, his third in 1873 and his fourth around 1890. Of these trips, however, Murray notes there are only two that are actually documented: Verner’s trip in 1873 during which time he made and dated a number of sketches (including Figure 1) which would become crucial to his output, and the circa 1890 trip.Murray notes that during the 1873 trip, which he likely embarked upon following the O.S.A. Spring Exhibition of that year, "Verner drew five very important sketches of Indians from life. They were to become sources to which he would refer again and again. (Figure 1) is the first of this series" and is the sketch on which Lot 54 is directly based.Murray describes the 1873 trip west as "the most important event of (Verner's) life.” She continues: "Verner devoted 1874 to developing a number of canvases based on the small sketches he had drawn at Lake of the Woods.” Referring to Verner's submission to the June 1874 O.S.A. Exhibition, Murray notes: "To round out his repertory he showed some unsold paintings from 1873. Ojibway camp, Northern Shore of Lake Huron (1873, National Gallery of Canada) is probably (italics ours) Ojibway Camp of the North West Angle of the Lake of the Woods.” We can now refute this supposition as, indeed, the painting submitted to that exhibition was almost assuredly this lot.The Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods is the northernmost part of the lake contiguous to the United States and, as such, served as a contentious area in treaties defining the international border of this "fifth" Great Lake. The so-called Treaty #3 was signed by Lt. Governor of Manitoba, Alexander Morrison, on behalf of the crown at the North West Angle around the time of Verner's 1873 trip. Unlike other treaties involving the First Nations, which often needed to be revised, Treaty #3 shaped the treaties which followed and seems to have created a more enduring peace.

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., INDIANS PADDLING AT SUNSET, watercolour on card, 10 ins x 20 ins; 25.4 cms x 50.8 cms
      May. 25, 2015

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A., INDIANS PADDLING AT SUNSET, watercolour on card, 10 ins x 20 ins; 25.4 cms x 50.8 cms

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, O.S.A., A.R.C.A. INDIANS PADDLING AT SUNSET watercolour on cardsigned and dated 1902 10 ins x 20 ins; 25.4 cms x 50.8 cms Provenance:Private Collection, TorontoLiterature:Joan Murray, The Last of the Buffalo: The Story of Frederick Arthur Verner, Painter of the Canadian West, Pagurian Press, Toronto, 1984, pages 68 and 115.Note:Murray writes: "Verner first studied Indians from life in Peterborough, Ontario. Indians paddling in a canoe eventually became a favourite subject." Examples date from the late 1860s to first decade of the next century. Despite little variation from picture to picture, the demand for such works continued. Murray continues: "The art-buying public loved Verner's Indian subjects partly because he painted an era which even by the 1890s no longer existed." Instead collectors, then as today, appreciated the poetry of the subject and his romantic handling of it.

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    • FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), GRAZING SHEEP, WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1898 LOWER RIGHT - Cond. noted: Water stains top right (Sight, 12.5" x 20")
      Jan. 29, 2015

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928), GRAZING SHEEP, WATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1898 LOWER RIGHT - Cond. noted: Water stains top right (Sight, 12.5" x 20")

      Est: -

      FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER (CANADIAN, 1836-1928) GRAZING SHEEPWATERCOLOUR; SIGNED AND DATED 1898 LOWER RIGHT - Cond. noted: Water stains top right (Sight, 12.5" x 20")Estimate: $200-300

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