Historical Vignette

James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), The Ferry, Quebec, 1907, oil on canvas, 62 x 81.7 cm

James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), The Ferry, Quebec, 1907, oil on canvas, 62 x 81.7 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), a Canadian who spent most of his life in Europe, was a prolific landscape painter. Beginning in the early 1900s, he produced numerous seascapes. The Post-Impressionist style of his seaside scenes reflects an exploration of colour and space.