John Herbert Caddy

Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, c. 1853

15.5x9.125 in.

The Framing Gallery, Toronto
Private collection, Calgary

John Caddy was trained as a military engineer, canonneer, and later as a military artist for the Royal Military. The beginnings of his artistic career are founded the topographical sketches he made during his time as a soldier, and in 1851, Caddy moved to Hamilton, Ontario, where he turned his focus to his artwork. Caddy is noted to have traveled to Sault Ste. Marie at least twice: once in 1853, on a trip that also included the Lake Huron and North Shore regions (1), with a possible second visit in the 1870s (2).

1. Frances K. Smith, John Herbert Caddy: 1801-1887, p. 37
2. Art Gallery of Algoma, “John Herbert Caddy”, accessed May 11, 2022,

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