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. From this collection, there is a limited number of prints being offered for sale at our on-line store. Please click on the images above to make your selections.