The Right Honourable Sir Charles Tupper
Object name: Painting
Artist: Victor Albert Long
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 168 x 100.2 cm
Catalogue no.: O-791
This portrait was presented to Sir Charles Tupper while he was campaigning for re-election in Winnipeg in May 1896. Tupper did not sit for the painting, rather the artist used a Topley Studio photograph taken of him earlier that year.
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Victor Albert Long studied painting in Europe as a young man. He settled in Winnipeg and later moved to Vancouver. He was recognized as the foremost portraitist in Western Canada during his career. For more than 40 years, he painted the portraits of numerous prominent public figures.