Artwork by William John Hopkinson,  Seven Works of Art

W.J. Hopkinson
Seven Works of Art

felt marker on paper
each framed; “Tower Bridge London” (signed, titled and dated 1964 lower left, dated “30 Aug 1964” lower left and inscribed “Rise and Fall of Tide 18’ to 24’” lower right; sheet 9 ins x 11.5 ins); “Post Office Bldg., Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathl., Monument” (signed and dated 1964 lower right; titled in the upper margin; sheet 9 ins x 11.5 ins); “Old Bridge - Shoreham Kent, England” (signed lower right, titled, dated “1 Sept 1964” and inscribed “Over 800 Years Old” upper centre; sheet 9 ins x 11.5 ins); “Street Scene” (signed lower right; sight 10 ins x 12.5 ins); “City Street Scene” (signed lower right; sight 9.5 ins x 12.25 ins); “The Pulpit, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England” (ink, signed and dated 1964 lower right; titled on the reverse of the framing; sight 8.25 ins x 10.5 ins): “Nelson’s Column” (sight 8.75 ins x 11.25 ins)
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Auction Estimate: $200.00$150.00 - $200.00

Price Realized $259.00
Sale date: March 8th 2017

Private Collection, Toronto

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William John Hopkinson
(1887 - 1970)

Born in London, England, he studied there under Walter White, R.A., but was mostly self taught. He came to Canada in 1912 and exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy and the Ontario Society of Artists. He taught at the St. Croix School of Art, New Brunswick, and at several centres in Ontario. He is known for this landscapes and marine scenes. He held his first solo show of paintings at the Main Branch of the North York Public Library in 1966.

Source: "A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume II”, compiled by Colin S. MacDonald, Canadian Paperbacks Publishing Ltd, Ottawa, 1979