The following information was submitted in July of 2006 by David Freeman:
Robert Auchmuty Sproule was born in Athlone, Ireland in 1799 and later studied at Trinity College Dublin. He emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1820 and remained active until round about 1840 when ill health prevailed. Working in watercolor, he is principally known for his topographical views of Canada and portraits of notable politicians and personages. ie: The Honourable Louis-Joseph Papineau, Speaker of the Lower Canada House of Assembly 1832, <Lithograph> Pierre B. Landry. Conservateur adjoint, Art Canadien, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. et al.
Some of Sproules detailed topographical subjects we
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