This month I'm working on an estate that holds some great stories. The gentleman (deceased) was a collector, his apartment is chockablock with treasures that range from cheap and cheerful to exquisite and rare. True to every surface in the place the walls are full of art including 2 large 19c portraits in matching period frames by one of Canada's most important 19th century portrait painters John Wycliffe Lowes Forster (1850-1938). Almost life size they dominate the living room and depict what are clearly two brothers. It was upon taking them off the wall that we would find their titles painted on the canvases, Mother's Boy and Father's Gentleman.
Today our investigation continues as we attempt to discover who the sitter's are, the date they were painted and ultimately to find them a new home.