Robert Harris

Portrait of a Young Girl, c. 1880

pastel and charcoal on paper
8.5x7 in.
$1,200 Cdn.

The Canadian Fine Arts Gallery Ltd., Toronto;
Private collection

While we don’t know for certain who the sitter of this lovely sketch is, we do know that from 1879 onwards, Robert Harris was well on his way to becoming one of Canada’s leading portraitists. The artist had spent many years traveling and pursuing education in Europe and America, and by the end of the 1870s had finally established himself. Harris was solicited to paint the likenesses of everyone from school children to the highest ranks of Torontonian society, and in his off time, made sketches everywhere he went.

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