Media oil on paper board
Size 8 x 14.5 in. / 20.3 x 36.8 cm.
Frame Size 12 x 18.75 x 1.5 in.
Sold $170 Estimate $300 - $400
signed lower right; bears title on paper attached verso; in period frame; some surface dirt noted
Ernest John Hutchins ~ [?-1912] Canadian
see Canadian Watercolours and Drawings in the R.O.M., by M.Allodi, Vol.1, R.O.M., 1974; listed in 150 Years of Art in Manitoba by F.Eckhardt, W.A.G. 1970; see Vistas of Promise, Manitoba 1874-1919, by V.Berry, W.A.G., 1987, author notes artist died in a street car accident in April of 1912; some paintings of mountains possibly done from photographs - see R.O.M.; some signed 'E.Hutchins' and some dating from the early 1920's - probably another artist by the same name and initial; biography in Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.2, pg.68