Une peinture majeure de Henry-Daniel Thielcke sur les Hurons de Lorette aux enchères pour 12 000 $ à New York



Il s'agit de sa peinture phare de 1841, qui montre l'élection du nouveau chef huron honoraire Robert Symes à Lorette (village huron de Wendake aujourd'hui), en banlieue de Québec. Notez qu'il s'agit d'une lithographie et que l'original est au musée du Château Ramezay de Montréal.


THIELCKE, Henry Daniel (1788-1874)
The Presentation of a newly-elected Chief of the Huron Tribe, Canada

London: Published for the Proprietor by Messrs. Colnaghi & Puckle, 1 July 1841. Hand-coloured lithograph drawn on stone by H. Lynch after Thielcke, printed by Day & Son, sheet size: 21 3/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Extensive repairs to margins, some expertly closed tears. A very rare image of the Huron Tribal Council, and the presentation of Robert Symes as an honorary chief. Robert Symes, an Englishman, was a lawyer, judge and the first chief of the Quebec city police (serving from 1838 to 1841). His full Huron name was Robert Symes Esquire Hotwatsi ('Hotwatsi' means hot whiskey in the Huron language). The present image records his election as an honorary chief of the Huron tribe in Loretteville (now Wendake) about 12 miles north of Quebec City. Thielcke was born in St. James's Palace in London where his parents were both members of the Royal household. He trained at the British Royal Academy Schools, and exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1805 and 1816, and at the British Institution in 1811, 1815, and 1816.

At some point Thielcke was appointed "Portrait Painter to HRH the Duchess of York", a title that served him well in Canada and the United States. The date of the appointment is not known but it seems he retained this appointment until 1820, when she died. Thielcke was in Quebec by November 1832 when he advertised as a portrait and miniature painter and he spent the rest of his professional career in Canada and America. He produced some very accomplished portraits, but this is probably his best known North American work. Château Ramezay Museum, in Montreal has the original oil painting on canvas on which the present image is based, it is titled "Presentation at Lorette of the newly elected chief at the Huron Tribal Council, 1840". McCord Museum M20009; National Archives of Canada (5 copies described including Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana, R9266-2676 & R9266-2677; and W.H. Coverdale Collection acc. no. 1970-188-641) .

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Bestellnummer: 19496
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