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Edward Scrope Shrapnel

c1847 - September 25 1920

Royal Canadian Academy (Associate 1880 - 1888)
Ontario Society of Artists
Vancouver Art Association (Member 1890)

Edward Scrope Shrapnel was one of the earliest artists to exhibit in Vancouver, in the Vancouver Art Association's First Annual Exhibition in 1890. Eighteen of his paintings were loaned to the exhibition by Mrs. Shrapnel. These would have been an important contribution to the exhibition.

Shrapnel was born in Gosport, England around 1847. He exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy from its second exhibition in 1881 through to 1889, and was an Associate of the Academy from its beginning in 1880 until he moved west in 1888. He also exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal.

Shrapnel died in Oak Bay, B.C. in 1920.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1890 October 6 - 11 V.A.A.   1st Annual Exhibition Indians Buffalo Hunting
A Prairie Fire
Dead Game
Vancouver Island Scenery
Canadian Game
Outlet of Clearwater Lake
Teaming Saw Logs
Squall on Lake Ontario
A Scene Near Saanich, B.C
Canadian Wood Drake
Deer Hunting, Muskoka
Drawing Saw Logs
A Prairie Fire
Stage Road to Baysville
Cutting Ice
A Scene in Lower Canada
Hunting Camp
North-west Dog Team

References

EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)

PROFILES OF A HERITAGE - Images of Wildlife by British Columbia Artists
      Published by Centennial Wildlife Society of British Columbia and Liane Davison
      1987, no ISBN, Traveling Exhibition Curated by Liane Davison
      Sofcover, not paginated, works illustrated in colour and black & white
      Includes Foreword by Patricia Bovey, Introduction, biographies, artist statements
      Includes early artwork by Louis Springett, Alan Brooks, Edward Scrope Shrapnel, Alistair Bell, Frank Beebe.

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)
      Eight paintings listed in 1881 & 1888 exhibitions.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      5 references listed for Shrapnel.

CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1891 - 1908 (refer to DIR)

Clippings

" ... The principal artists belonging to those associations are ... E.S. Sharpnel, member of the Canadian Academy and Ontario Society of Artists" ...
      ARTS & SCIENCES, History of British Columbia
      Published 1894 by William Briggs, Toronto, Ontario.


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