Artwork by Lucius Richard O'Brien,  Fort Chambly

Lucius O’Brien
Fort Chambly

watercolour on paper mounted to card
signed, titled and dated “May 21st 1889” lower left
14.75 x 11.75 ins ( 37.5 x 29.8 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Price Realized $1,020.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Sotheby’s, auction, October 26-28, 1970, Lot 210
Private Collection, Ontario

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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.