Mill on the Sixteen

Mill on the Sixteen

Artist/Craftsman: Frederick Arthur Verner
Date: 1856
Medium: Oil on canvas
Classification: Fine Arts
Object number: 1986.78.1
Label text:One of the earliest recorded oils by Frederick Arthur Verner. The painting was designated as a piece of Canadian Cultural Property on May 31, 1986 under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act.

Frederick Arthur Verner was born and grew up in a small village which is now part of the Town of Oakville. Verner was a Canadian lanscape painter whose works are valued more for their historical content than their artistic attributes. This painting acts as a pictoral document of Oakville in the mid-19th century as it represents Oakville's Sixteen Mile Creek, the train and railway bridge with the newly established (1855) service between Toronto and Hamilton, and features the mill built by William Chisholm circa 1830, which was destroyed by fire in 1927.
DescriptionFramed oil painting on canvas depicting Oakville's Sixteen Mile Creek, its surrounding landscape, a mill on the bank of the creek, and a train steaming across a bridge; two figural representations within the composition include a man in a small boat in the foreground and a man fishing on the shoreline.
Not on display