Afternoon in the Valley, unknown
Brigden, Frederick Henry
Oil on canvas
Overall: 93.3 x 113 cm
Gift of Mrs. Walter L. Tarr, Cincinnati, in memory of her father, Harry L. Sutherland, 1961
© 2014 Art Gallery of Ontario
"The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone."
"It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin
"More generously still, he had not only refrained from offers of help and advice which she might have resented; he had deliberately acknowledged that she had the right to run her own risks. ‘Do be careful of yourself’; ‘I hate to think of your being exposed to unpleasantness’; ‘If only I could be there to protect you’; any such phrase would express the normal male reaction. Not one man in ten thousand would say to the woman he loved, or to any woman: ‘Disagreeableness and danger will not turn you back, and God forbid they should.’ That was an admission of equality, and she had not expected it of him. If he conceived of marriage along those lines, then the whole problem would have to be reviewed in that new light; but that seemed scarcely possible. To take such a line and stick to it, he would have to be not a man but a miracle."
Le Sucrier (The Sugar Bowl), mid 19th-early 20th century
Oil on canvas
Overall: 17.9 x 27.6 cm
Gift from the Estate of R. Fraser Elliott, 2005
© 2013 Art Gallery of Ontario