Paul Kane Goes South: The Sale of the Family’s Collection of Field Sketches

  title={Paul Kane Goes South: The Sale of the Family’s Collection of Field Sketches},
  author={Ian S. Maclaren},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  pages={22 - 47}
  • I. Maclaren
  • Published 1 May 1997
  • History
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
Abstract: Between 1845 and 1848, Torontonian Paul Kane, the best-known nineteenth-century Canadian artist, travelled west painting and writing about the upper Great Lakes, the North-West, the new Oregon Territory in the United States, and Vancouver Island. After his return to Toronto, he and his work enjoyed an unprecedented reputation, but a century later more than 200 of Kane’s field sketches and his field notes were sold by his grandson to an American collector. Surviving correspondence… 


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