Artwork by Lucius Richard O'Brien,  Farm, Washago

Lucius O’Brien
Farm, Washago

signed (twice) and dated 1873
10.5 x 19.75 ins ( 26.7 x 50.2 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00

Price Realized $3,450.00
Sale date: November 23rd 2017

Collection of Maurice Cullen, R.C.A., Montreal
Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto
Masters Gallery, Calgary
Robert Fulton, Calgary
Private Collection, Toronto

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Lucius Richard O'Brien
(1832 - 1899) OSA, PRCA

Lucius O'Brien was born in 1832 in Shanty Bay, Ontario. He studied at Upper Canada College and worked as a civil engineer until 1872 at which time he devoted himself to painting. O'Brien excelled at landscape painting, both in oil and watercolour, and his subject matter spans locations across the country. O'Brien served as vice-president to the Ontario Society of Artists, was the founding president of the Royal Canadian Academy (1880), and contributed a large number of drawings to Picturesque Canada (1882) of which he was the editor.