||Item Number: SS0062
Description: Oil painting on canvas by Marmaduke Matthews, 1837 - 1913, OSA, RCA, monogrammed M.M. Depicting a peaceful, late afternoon scene in early autumn, with a creek and a small waterfall running through a wooded landscape. Excellent condition, cleaned & lined.
Historical note: Born in England, Marmaduke Matthews attended Cowley school in Oxford, and then London University. He became a student of T.M. Richardson, a watercolourist from Oxford. At the age of 21 he emigrated to Canada and in 1860 settled in Toronto. In 1865 he moved to New York and resided there till 1869. Upon his return to Toronto he opened a very successful portrait studio.
Marmaduke Matthews is today regarded mainly as a landscape painter, so successful in fact, that special praise was given to him for his work shown at the World's Fair in 1893. He was a founding member of OSA, become Secretary in 1872 and President in 1894. He was also a founding member of the Royal Canadian Academy and become it's Secretary in 1880. Among his patrons were the Marquis of Lorne, Sir George Drummond, Lord Stratcona & Lord Mount Stephen.
Marmaduke Matthews is represented in the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery Of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Mr & Mrs Jules Loeb Collection, Toronto, and elsewhere.
Dimensions: 14" (35 cm) wide x 10" (25 cm) high.
Condition: Excellent condition.