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[Thousand Islands].
12 x 20 inches. watercolour on paper. [c1881].

Holdstock left England in 1850 and moved to Montreal where he taught drawing at the National School. Later, he gave up teaching in order to concentrate exclusively on his painting. He painted many oil, watercolour, and pastel views of the Ottawa Valley, Laurentians, Thousand Islands, and the Red River.

  Manuge Galleries, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Bibliography: Ottawa, Catalogue Of The National Gallery Of Canada II pp. 131-132; Harper, Early Painters And Engravers, p. 160; Harper, Painting in Canada, p. 106.