Artwork by William Armstrong,  Rocky Mountains, Mistaya Valley

William Armstrong
Rocky Mountains, Mistaya Valley

watercolour, laid down on card
signed on an auxiliary support
2.75 x 5.25 ins ( 7 x 13.3 cms ) ( sheet )

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

Price Realized $840.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Private Collection, Ontario

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William Armstrong
(1822 - 1914) ARCA

William Armstrong was an artist and a civil engineer in the 1850s, based in Toronto as drawing master at the Toronto Normal School. He regularly exhibited at The Ontario Society of Artists and The Royal Canadian Academy. The artist sold Indian sketches to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Newcastle. Working as a railway engineer he painted scenes of Manitoulin Indians, Lake Superior, Fort William, Plains and Foothills Indians. A.R.C.A. in 1882. He was one of Canada\'s early explorer artists.