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CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Ink Drawing of Castle Mountain, Canadian Rockies, used for the Illustration in W.S. Caine's "A Trip Around the World in 1887-8", London: Routledge, 1888].
[1887-8]. Ink on paper, ca. 11x20,5 cm (4 ¼ x 8 in). Captioned in ink on the lower margin. Mounted on a larger sheet of Japanese paper and recently matted. Minor mount residue on the margins and a few small chips on the upper border and margin, otherwise a very good bright drawing. Original ink drawing captioned "Castle Mountain Range. National Park. Rocky Mountains. Canada" and used as the illustration to p. 72 in Caine's book. W.S. Caine, a British politician and Temperance advocate, travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World, p. X). Four other ink drawings used as illustrations for the book and depicting the scenery of British Columbia are now in the B.C. Archives.