MARMADUKE MATTHEWS b. 1837, Barchester, Warwickshire, England, d. 1913. Matthews was one of several artists who painted the West -- especially the Rocky Mountains -- under the patronage of William Van Horne. Apparently he rode through some of the mountain country sketching from the cowcatcher of a locomotive. He traveled to the Kicking Horse Pass in 1887. This exhibition watercolour was probably done on that journey or from sketches made at the time. Like many of the artist visitors of the late 19th century, Matthews painted romantic landscapes in the Victorian tradition specializing in exhibition watercolours.