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Item Name: Painting
Title: Assiniboia River, Manitoba
Maker: Charles Highfield
Year: 1942
Country: Canadian
Materials: oil on canvas
Measurements: overall: 44.3 cm x 69.2 cm
ID Number: PC83.3.1

Extended Label Info: This oil painting is a depiction of the Assiniboine River that runs from Saskatchewan to Manitoba. This painting shows a small section of the river just near the highway, that Highfield found visually interesting. To make this work, he took a photograph of the area and painted it at his home studio. This painting is one of a two paintings that Highhfield made of the same photograph. This work was donated to the Regina Public Library’s Permanent Collection by Highfield’s daughters after his passing. Charles Fredrick Highfield (1877 -1946), was a Canadian artist in the 1900s, whose daughters donated many of his paintings to the Regina Public Library. It is not known if he had any formal training, but he was a talented photographer and an oil painter who enjoyed painting locations near where he lived in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. He captured the simple prairie life with his landscape paintings in the 1930s and 40s.