Edward Roper (1854 – 1891, English)
Revelstoke, Lower Town
Gift of Robyn L Fulton, 2021
Edward Roper was as a painter and illustrator who visited Canada several times. This stunningly wonderful painting titled Revelstoke, Lower Town was produced during his last visit to Canada in 1887 and is indicative of his skill and technique. Roper was fascinated by western pioneer life and painted numerous canvases depicting settlement in the 1880s. His illustrated book By Track and Trail: A journey through Canada, published in 1891, provides a fascinating societal observations. A reference copy (02.4 R68) is held in the Archives library.