1891 Calgary Lougheed House Ink Pen Drawing

CAD $ 45.00CAD $ 390.00

Print on 8 x 10 (in)  cold press 140lLB / 300 GSM watercolor paper


1891 Calgary Lougheed House Ink Pen Drawing By Aeris Osborne

2022 Alberta Artist-In-Residence Project- 1912 Big Valley Railway Station Ink Pen Sketch was my 9th sketch of the series before painting on canvas.


Lougheed House is one of the only surviving examples of a grand sandstone prairie mansion. Originally built in 1891 by James and Isabella Lougheed, it was enlarged in 1907 to accommodate their growing family and staff. At the time of construction, Lougheed House was outfitted with all the modern conveniences including central heating, hot and cold water, indoor plumbing, and electrical lighting. Designed by architect James R. Bowes in the Victorian eclectic style, it combines aspects of several distinct styles varying from Queen Anne Revival to French chateau architecture. When it was built, it would have appeared quite striking on the bald prairie landscape with its rough sandstone exterior, asymmetrical construction, irregular roofline, corner octagonal and rectangular towers, stained glass windows, and dome. The impressive scale and the high quality of the design, materials, and interior furnishings which included Spanish mahogany and faux marble reflected the wealth, prestige, and social position of the Lougheeds. (Credit: Lougheedhouse.com)

The House was outfitted with electricity and hot and cold running water from the start, one of the first houses in Calgary to have these amenities. These conveniences were considered a luxury of the wealthy and were shown off to demonstrate affluence, which is part of the reason why the pipes are exposed on several floors (i.e. ballroom, 2nd floor). You can see the wiring and plumbing on the second floor in the ‘windows to the past.’ (Credit: Lougheedhouse.com)


8 x 10 printed on cold press 140lLB / 300 GSM watercolor paper

I will be carefully packaged in a protective clear sleeve & photo cardboard mailer.


Printed with the painting title or without it


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1891 Calgary Lougheed House Ink Pen Drawing Aeris Osborne

1891 Calgary Lougheed House Ink Pen Drawing

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