Artwork by Lucius Richard O'Brien,  Paddle Steamer Leaving Toronto Harbour, Evening

Lucius O’Brien
Paddle Steamer Leaving Toronto Harbour, Evening

signed and dated 1886 lower right
6.75 x 10 ins ( 17.1 x 25.4 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00

Price Realized $1,416.00
Sale date: June 5th 2019

Kaspar Gallery, Toronto
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.