Curling between the Stumps (circa 1834)

Painting Description

Based on the records of the Fergus Curling Club, this painting shows a scene from 1834 when men gathered outside Black’s Tavern to curl on the street. Although there seems to be some controversy about the claim by Fergus to be the oldest continuously operating curling club in Ontario, there can be no question of the dramatic and romantic appeal of the idea that drew me to paint this historic re-creation. I have had massive support from The Wellington County Museum in searching out the facts as well as the help of the members of the Fergus Curling Club allowing me access to their records.

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Additional information

IMAGE ID

3048

COMISSION TEXT

Based on the records of the Fergus Curling Club, this painting shows a scene from 1834 when men gathered outside Black’s Tavern to curl on the street. Although there seems to be some controversy about the claim by Fergus to be the oldest continuously operating curling club in Ontario, there can be no question of the dramatic and romantic appeal of the idea that drew me to paint this historic re-creation. I have had massive support from The Wellington County Museum in searching out the facts as well as the help of the members of the Fergus Curling Club allowing me access to their records. This project was brought to me by a member of the Fergus Curling Club who had seen the commission that I did for the Galt Country Club.

LOCATION

Canadian

SEASON

Winter

ORIGINAL SIZE

24" x 32"

BASE VALUE

Masonite

MEDIUM VALUE

Acrylic

YEAR

2008

Licensing Available

*This image is available for Licensing. Contact Cynthia Info@cynthiaweber.com for inquiries.