Robert Reginald Whale

Robert Reginald Whale (1805-1887) moved to the frontiers of western Ontario in 1852 and focused on developing his skills in landscaping and portraiture. His work popularized rail development and inspired the view of the frontier. Although his official biographies only mention the British school influences of John Constable and Sir Joshua Reynolds, one would not be surprised to discover Hudson River inspiration through a bit of research. Both of his sons (Robert Jr, and Jean Claude) also became accomplished artists in their own right.

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Abenaki Hunters with Caribou
Port Hope Canada
Panorama of Niagara falls
View of Dundas
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Canadian Southern Rail at Niagara falls
Deer in a forest glen
Fishing scene 1887
Unnamed landscape with rail