David Thompson Views Scott Glacier

“David Thompson Views Scott Glacier: January 1811” Oil, 24” x 36”, framed $5,324 SOLD

To gather material for these paintings Joseph and Sharon Cross participated in a five-day backpacking trip through Athabasca Pass, in August of 2010, along with: Karen Byers, Jasper-Yellowhead Museum manager; Michal Wasuita, museum board member; Mike Dillon, Parks Canada Warden; Andy Korsos, official David Thompson cartographer; Aina Cernenoks, Ken Gibson, and Wade Anderson of BC Parks. As Sharon recalls it “we helicoptered into an area just outside the National Park where Joseph, Andy and I were dropped off. The others were dropped off farther down the BC side in order to check the trail conditions. They joined up with us two days later. The smoke from BC forest fires filled the landscape for most of the trip. Photographing with any detail for Joseph’s reference was difficult. Thankfully, Mike Dillon was able to provide some clear pictures from other trips into the Pass.”

The oil painting "David Thompson Views Scott Glacier: January 1811" measures 24” x 36”, for sale framed ($5,325.) The quote selected for this piece, by the Jasper Museum, from David Thompson's journals is:“I was surprised to see the color of the sides of a beautiful blue; the surface was a very light color but as it descended the color became more deep, and at the lowest point was of a blue, almost black.”

Sharon Cross 2014