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Antique Prints

Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:

A Collection of six items pertaining to the Canadian Royal Visit of 1939

Ref. LRA4020-6/-/dd.andr>AEN collection of 6     PRICE CODE  B

Jopling F.W. Ist sign of their majesties ship Quebec 17 May 1939

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Frederic Waistell
JOPLING
 CPE 1860- 1945
Ist. sign of their majesties ship coming through the fog, Quebec June* 17 1939

Watercolours and whitening 9 ½ x 13 ¾” glazed. Frame 15 ¾ x 20 ¾”
Ref. 628. GH25 (140)/ANN / dd. ando> DOLN  SOLD   PRICE CODE D

A plein air sketch made as the Canadian Pacific liner, Empress of Australia escorted by two destroyers and two cruisers of the Royal Canadian Navy as it emerges from the lifting fog of the St Lawrence River, below Quebec City, on the morning of May 17th. 1939 is depicted in this plein air sketch. Overhead, fly a flying boat and small planes; in the foreground, some of the buildings of Quebec enroute to nearby Wolfe's Cove, may be seen. The ship carried King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the first royal visit by a reigning sovereign to Canada. The May-June trip (with a short side trip to the US) on the eve of WWII was a huge success.
The 1939 royal tour by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth was the first time a reigning Canadian monarch had stepped foot in this country.

*Jopling made a mistake in the month on the face of the painting, but corrected it on the verso.

Born in England, Frederick Waistell Jopling came to Canada at the age of fourteen. He entered the Ontario Society of Artists Art School in Toronto in 1877 and studied under Lucius O'Brien and John Fraser. In 1880 F. W. Jopling moved to Manhattan where he concluded his studies at the Art Students League, under Walter Shirlaw, William Sartain and William Chase. He remained in New York for a period of thirty-two years, working as a staff artist for the "New York Herald" and as a freelance illustrator for "Harper's Weekly" and "Colliers". During this period, Frederick Jopling was also commissioned to create posters for steamship and railway companies and was employed by the American Bank Note Company. Frederick Jopling returned to Toronto in 1912. During the following years he concentrated upon painting and etching the cities and landscapes of Canada, particularly around Toronto and the Niagara Peninsula. He was a frequent exhibitor with the Ontario Society of Artists (c. 1917-1940) and at the Royal Canadian Academy (1883-1919). F. W. Jopling was a full member of the Print Makers’ Society of California, the American Federation of Arts and the Canadian Painter-Etchers (C.P.E.). Today his art is included in many major collections such as, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Provenance:
The Rev. Maj. Donald Howson collection, Peterborough, Ont. 1992- 2019
Lord Russborough’s Annex Port Hope

 

arrival at Quebec montreal
1939 Original Photograph A
1939 Original Photograph B

The visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) to Canada in 1939 was truly historic, the first time a reigning monarch had visited this country.

King George Vi & Queen Eliz Rideau Hall 1939 Royal Dinner Toronto
1939 Original Photograph C
1939 Original Photograph D
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Queen Eliz quen mumanniv visit
1939 Original Record book of the speeches
Queen Mother 50th Aniversary of 1939 visit

Original photograph A. The arrival at Quebec of HM. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on board RMS. Empress of Australia.  Morning May 16th.1939.   200 x 251mm.

Original photograph B. The royal car, a custom built 1939 Lincoln Model K convertible sedan, in Montreal's base ball stadium, The Knit-to-Fit factory in background. May 18th. 1939. 140 x 200 mm.

Original photograph C. H.M. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Government House, Ottawa? May 21st 1939. 241 x 186 mm.

Original photograph D. Official dinner held in the Concert Hall of the Royal York Hotel, Toronto 22nd.May 1939. 207 x 479 mm.

Their Majesties' Visit to Canada, The United States and Newfoundland A chronological record of the speeches and broadcast addresses May 17 - June 17 1939. Macmillan & Co London 1939.

H.M.Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Ceremony marking the official arrival in Canada and commorating the 50th. Anniversary of the 1939 Royal visit. Programme. Wednesday July 5th. 1989 Parliament Hill, Ottawa.

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