O'Brien, Among the Islands of Georgian Bay, watercolour, 1886

Lucius R. O'Brien was an Ontario-born civil engineer who did not take up painting seriously until he was 40. He travelled from one end of Canada to the other, by train, by wagon, by canoe, and on foot, frequently camping under the night sky, usually sketching from nature.
Image in High Resolution
Courtesy of Art Gallery of Ontario. T 260 1