EY has one of the largest private collections of historical and contemporary-art prints in Canada. As EY has celebrated its sesquicentennial and now moves in a new direction of corporate collecting, TAG Art Gallery is pleased to have been selected to assist in the sale of the collection. This presents an exciting opportunity to acquire important pieces of this collection. To view prints, click https://taghistoricalprints.com for historical,and https://tagcontemporaryart.com for contemporary. Purchases from the EY Collection cannot be expedited through the Shop feature of the web site. Rather, we prefer that you contact the Gallery. (Shipping is extra.) For additional information, reach us at:905.682.5072 1.877.682.5072 email@example.com
HISTORICAL SCENES OF NIAGARA AVAILABLE FROM TAG ART GALLERY
TAG Art Gallery is proud to have an excellent collection of lithographs, drawings, paintings and maps of diverse scenes throughout Niagara, particularly works produced from the mid-18th to the early-20th centuries. The collection is highlighted by historically-significant works showing that natural wonder, “the Falls of Niagara”. Drawings by on-the-spot visitors (from as early as 270 years ago) were in great demand by European (and, later, U.S. and Canadian) publishers to produce coloured illustrations for travel books and journals and for sets of frameable engravings. There are also fascinating depictions of Brock’s Monument at Queenston; views of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie; and scenes of the Welland Canals at St. Catharines and Port Dalhousie.
The original artists were well-known visitors or residents in Niagara, including Charles Popple, R. Hancock, W.H. Bartlett, J.P. Cockburn, I.F. Bouchette, G.A. Blouet, Thomas Benecke, Isaac Weld and Fred Holloway. Later works are the aquatint etchings of Nicholas Hornyansky and watercolours by T.H. Wilkinson and Thomas Mower Martin.