Frederick Henry Brigden R.C.A.
Falls on the Bow River
The Collector’s Gallery of Art, Calgary;
Walker’s Fine Art and Estate Auctioneers, 2009, lot 24;
Eden Art Gallery, Toronto;
Private collection, Toronto;
Heffel Fine Art, June 2020;
Loch Gallery, Calgary;
Frederick Brigden is best known as a commercial artist, he worked as an engraver and illustrator for the Toronto Engraving Company for many years, a firm which he would eventually head and rename as Brigden’s. Brigden was able to travel west and paint at Lake Louise, at Outpost Lake, and in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. This lovely waterfall in this work is bathed in sunlight and the forest leading to it opens in an inviting manner, a testament to Brigden’s ability to arrange and compose, drawing us into the very centre of the scene.