Don Engel Estate

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Original Homer Watson Pieces


The Wheatfield

Homer Watson | The Wheatfield | Front Homer Watson | The Wheatfield | Back

Title:
Wheatfield

Time:
c. 1930s — But piece looks more like c.1890s

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Size:
33.75 x 46.25 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower right, black. “Homer Watson”

Provenance: 
> Ruth Whiting (Niece of Homer Watson)
> Dick Whiting
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1993, 2000, 2012

Literature:
Muriel Miller, Homer Watson: The Man of Doon (Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1938), 135
Muriel Miller, Homer Watson: The Man of Doon (Toronto, Summerhill Press, 1988), 145


Autumn Landscape

Homer Watson | Autumn Landscape | Front Homer Watson | Autumn Landscape | Back

Title:
Autumn Landscape

Time:
c. 1920s

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
47.5 x 50 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black. “HOMER WATSON”

Provenance: 
> George Hope Estate (Plattsville Sale, 1993)
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1993, 2000

Literature:
Jane VanEvery, With Faith, Ignorance and Delight (Toronto, Aylesbury, 1967), 13


Chaulk House

Homer Watson | Chaulk House | Front Homer Watson | Chaulk House | Back

Title:
Chaulk House (aka. Where Charles Dickens spent his honeymoon)

Time:
c. 1930s according to provenance. However, it’s more reminiscent of his work from the 1890s

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
23.75 x 37.5 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black. “Homer Watson”

Provenance: 
> Previous to Mr. Engel, the owner visited Kitchener in 1933 where she met Watson through mutual friends, she (owner unknown) asked Watson to paint this particular scene. This woman was of English decent, and was living in British Columbia as of 1995. She was then 90 years old.
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1995


The Gravel Pit

Homer Watson | The Gravel Pit | Front Homer Watson | The Gravel Pit | Back

Title:
The Gravel Pit

Time:
c. 1920s

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
62.5 x 75 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black. “HOMER WATSON”

Provenance: 
> George Hope Estate (Plattsville Sale, 1993)
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1993, 2000, 2014


Fog Signal Station, Cape Breton

Homer Watson | Fog Signal Station, Cape Breton | Front Homer Watson | Fog Signal Station, Cape Breton | Back

Title:
Fog Signal Station, Cape Breton

Time:
1909

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
16.25 x 22.5 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black. “HW”

Provenance: 
> Dr. Frank & Mrs. Robin Marchese, North York, Ontario – Until June 1993
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1992


Untitled [Stream, Man, Trees, House]

Homer Watson | Untitled [Stream, Man, Trees, House] | Front Homer Watson | Untitled [Stream, Man, Trees, House] | Back

Title:
Untitled [Stream, Man, Trees, House]

Time:
c.1880s

Medium:
Oil on Paper on Board

Size:
18.75 x 28.75 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower right, black. “HW”

Provenance:
> Rev. Harding, Simcoe, Ontario – Until 1992
> Don Engel purchased at auction in Simcoe, November 1992

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1993


The Shack in the Pit

Homer Watson | The Shack in the Pit | Front Homer Watson | The Shack in the Pit | Back

Title:
The Shack in the Pit

Time:
1928

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
30 x 40 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black. “HOMER WATSON”

Provenance:
> George Hope Estate (Plattsville Sale, 1993)
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
>CNE Exhibit – 1928
>Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1994


A Quiet Afternoon

Homer Watson | A Quiet Afternoon | Front Homer Watson | A Quiet Afternoon | Back

Title:
A Quiet Afternoon

Time:
1898

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Size:
52.5 x 70 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower right, black. “HOMER WATSON 98”

Provenance:
> Grand Valley Auctions, 1993
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1994

Note:
New frame in 1993


The Isle of Man

Homer Watson | The Isle of Man | Front Homer Watson | The Isle of Man | Back

Title:
The Isle of Man

Time:
1873

Medium:
Oil on Canvas, Laid on Board

Size:
75 x 103.75 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower right, white paint. “H. WATSON”. Previously there was a black Homer Watson signature on the lower left that came off during restoration at a conservators, and the white signature on the lower right was revealed. However, Don Engel noted that the white H. Watson was painted by Stewart Williams (Homer Watson’s son in law)

Provenance:
>Son in Law of Mary Williams (daughter of Homer Watson) after daughter Ruth Williams (granddaughter to Homer Watson) died. Sold then to Don Engel.
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1992, 1995, 2012

Literature:
“Isles of Greece” – National Gallery of Canada papers, which are reproduced in the Harper Catalogue – Drawing Cat. #71a


Untitled [Wind blown trees, woman in a red skirt, girl in a blue dress]

Homer Watson | Untitled [Wind blown trees, woman in a red skirt, girl in a blue dress] | Front Homer Watson | Untitled [Wind blown trees, woman in a red skirt, girl in a blue dress] | Back

Title:
Untitled [Wind blown trees, woman in a red skirt, girl in a blue dress]

Time:
c. 1900s

Medium:
Oil on Canvas laid on Masonite

Size:
52.5 x 70 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black, “Homer Watson”

Provenance:
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1995


Woodland Stream

Homer Watson | The Woodland Stream | Front Homer Watson | The Woodland Stream | Back

Title:
Woodland Stream

Time:
c. 1920s

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
24 x 26.3 cm

Signed:
Not Signed.

Provenance:
> Waterloo Trust c. 1936-1947
> George Hope Estate 1992
> Elizabeth Hope Estate 1999
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1999

Literature:
Muriel Miller, Homer Watson: The Man of Doon (Toronto, Summerhill Press, 1988), 90

Note:
Frame hand carved by Stewart Williams (son in law of Homer Watson)


Untitled [Boat and Red Figure in Stormy Skies]

Homer Watson | Untitled [Boat and Red Figure in Stormy Skies] | Front Homer Watson | Untitled [Boat and Red Figure in Stormy Skies] | Back

Title:
Untitled [Boat and Red Figure in Stormy Skies]

Time:
c. 1920s-1930s

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
38.5 x 55 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black ink, “HOMER WATSON”

Provenance:
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1994


Untitled [Farmland & Trees, Powder Blue Sky]

Homer Watson | Untitled [Farmland & Trees, Powder Blue Sky] | Front Homer Watson | Untitled [Farmland & Trees, Powder Blue Sky] | Back

Title:
Untitled [Farmland & Trees, Powder Blue Sky]

Time:
c. 1920s-1930s

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
50 x 40 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black ink, “HW”

Provenance:
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1994


Untitled [Path Amongst the Oaks]

Homer Watson | Untitled [Path Amongst the Oaks] | Front Homer Watson | Untitled [Path Amongst the Oaks] | Back

Title:
Untitled [Path Amongst the Oaks]

Time:
c. 1920s-1930s

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
54 x 44 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black ink, “HOMER WATSON”

Provenance:
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1994


Untitled [Summer in the Forest]

Homer Watson | Untitled [Summer in the Forest] | Front Homer Watson | Untitled [Summer in the Forest] | Back

Title:
Untitled [Summer in the Forest]

Time:
c. 1920s-1930s

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
41 x 31 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black ink, “HW”

Provenance:
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1994


Untitled [Winter at Dusk]

Homer Watson | Untitled [Winter at Dusk] | Front Homer Watson | Untitled [Winter at Dusk] | Back

Title:
Untitled [Winter at Dusk]

Time:
c. 1920s-1930s

Medium:
Oil on Board

Size:
57.2 x 47 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black ink, “HOMER WATSON”

Provenance:
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
Homer Watson House & Gallery – 1994

Original Homer Watson Sketch


Untitled [Landscape]

Homer Watson | SKETCH | Untitled [Landscape] | Front Homer Watson | SKETCH | Untitled [Landscape] | Back

Title:
Untitled [Landscape]

Time:
c. 1900s

Medium:
Pencil Sketch

Size:
26.67 x 21.59 cm

Signed:
No.

Provenance:
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
N/A

Original Phoebe Watson


Untitled [Seascape]

Phoebe Watson | Untitled [Seascape] | Front Phoebe Watson | Untitled [Seascape] | Back

Title:
Untitled [Seascape]

Time:
c. 1940

Medium:
Watercolour

Size:
17.78 x 15.24 cm

Signed:
Yes. Lower left, black, “P.A.W”

Provenance:
> George Hope Estate
> Don Engel

Exhibited:
N/A

Homer Watson Prints


Homer Watson | PRINT | The Flood Gate Homer Watson | PRINT | The Old Mill

Title:
The Flood Gate

Size:
11.43 x 7.62 cm

Title:
The Old Mill

Size:
25.4 x 16.51 cm

Homer Watson | PRINT | Untitled Homer Watson | PRINT | In The Beechwoods

Title:
Untitled

Size:
45.72 x 36.02 cm

Title:
In The Beechwoods

Size:
29.21 x 20.32 cm

Homer Watson | PRINT | Shelter in the Field

Title:
Shelter in the Field

Size:
52.72 x 49.53 cm