Copyright, Jim Lane
Two Lanes on six lanes through the Northern Rockies.
|This was Paul Kane's "highway" through the Canadian Rockies around 1846.|
Copyright, Jim LaneYellowstone Lake, mid-May, 2014
|Paul Kane, Self-portrait, 1845. |
I'm uncertain in this is a drawing or simply
a black and white photo of a painting.
|Buffalo at Sunset, 1856, Paul Kane. |
Copying the old masters at the Louvre in no way prepared Kane for this.
|Lake Huron Indian encampment ,1848-50, Paul Kane. Paintings such as this were|
made long after the artist returned from his trip, based upon drawings done enroute.
|Having been over some of the same territory covered by Kane, this map of his three-year jaunt to Oregon simply astounds me, given the transportation woes of his day.|
|Surveyor, Portrait of Captain John|
Henry Lefroy (detail), Paul Kane, ca. 1845
|Winter Scene, 1846, Paul Kane, |
typical of his watercolor sketches along the trip (now faded somewhat).
|Chief of the Cree People of Canada,|
1848, Paul Kane
|Painting the painted--Native Canadians Kane met along the way, 1845-48|
|Assiniboine Hunting Buffalo, 1851-56, Paul Kane. The artist was criticized for his horses appearing too "Arabic" in the European tradition. I'd say the buffalo may have been too "magnificent" in the western Canadian tradition as well.|