Painting of Niagara Falls Attributed to Robert Whale


A well executed oil painting depicting both the Canadian and American Falls at Niagara. The dark turquoise water below the falls is contrasted with the white spume and mist as well as by a cloudy sky. The sun is reflected off the top of the Canadian falls. There appears to be an indistinguishable signature on the lower left of the canvas as well as a boldly printed ‘Niagara Falls’ in the same bottom area.

The original canvas and stretcher is presented in a white painted 20th century frame. On the back of the frame is a typed label with the attribution to Robert Reginald Whale ARA, ARCA, OSA (1805-1887), who was born in England and studied at the National Gallery in London. He was influenced by Joshua Reynolds, but was mostly self taught. He moved to Burford, Ontario in the 1860s, and his works including those of Niagara Falls are represented in many museums and private collections.

Dimensions: 31″ W x 23″ H