Lot #12

Otto Jacobi
Shoreline Landscape

signed and dated 1872 lower right
5 x 7 ins ( 12.7 x 17.8 cms ) ( sight )

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Price Realized: $295.00
W. Scott & Sons, Montreal
Private Collection, Calgary

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Otto Reinhold Jacobi
(1812 - 1901) OSA, PRCA

Otto Reinhold Jacobi was born in Konigsberg, Prussia, in 1812. There he received his early art education and became an art teacher. He pursued further art studies at the Academy of Berlin in 1832. There he won a scholarship for further training in Dusseldorf. While in Dusseldorf he was appointed a court painter to Wiesbaden, a position he held for twenty years. He became well-known and respected in his own country, often receiving commissions from Royalty. As an artist of note, he was invited to Canada to paint a scene of the falls at Shawinigan. The resulting painting was to be a gift to be presented to the Prince of Wales. He arrived in Canada in 1860. He was moved by the Canadian landscape and never returned to Europe. The painting of waterfalls became his passion. He moved to Toronto and became an instructor of watercolour at the Ontario School of Art. He embraced the Toronto art scene, exhibiting at the Ontario Society of Artists and was one became charter member of the Royal Academy of Artists.