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Title: Cloud Capped Towers

Date: 1886

Creator: Lucius Richard O'Brien

Additional Creator Information: Canadian (1832-1899)

Medium: watercolour on paper

Here, O'Brien has captured the changeable atmosphere of the Selkirk Mountains. His impressions were also published in The Toronto Mail. "At one moment the mountains seem quite close, masses of rich, strong colour; then they will appear far away, of the faintest pearly grey. At one time every line and form is sharp and distinct; at another, the mountains melt and mix themselves up in the clouds so that earth and sky are almost undistinguishable."

Collection Area: Art

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum; Purchased with funds donated by Mrs. Joy Harvie Maclaren, 1993

Catalogue No: 993.104.1

Image No: P0017628

Learn More:
This artwork can be used in conjunction with Place: Transformation and Change education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.

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