Friday, July 5, 2013

Canadian Fur Trapper

pencil on bond paper

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This illustration depicts a French Canadian Trapper from the 1850’s -1860’s. He is sporting a capote jacket made from a Hudson Bay trade blanket and is followed by his Indian Dog pulling a travois.
Information for this illustration was obtained from the art work of two contemporary artists of the time: Cornelius Krieghoff and Rudolf Friedrich Kurz.

For another Kurz related blog post click here
Following the Moose, oil on canvas painting by Cornelius Krieghoff, ca. 1860, 11 x 9.5 in., 

Garret's sculpture of an Indian Dog travois, 14" X 24" X 10"

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