Severino Baraldi (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
11" x 7" (270mm x 170mm)Date:
1978This is the original Gouache painting by Severino Baraldi.
Pierre Radisson received rapturous applause from the settlers when he returned from his great expedition to Canada's northern shores, loaded with furs. Soon, however, he became dissatisfied with the treatment he received, and offered his services to the rival English.
Becoming an English citizen in 1687, Radisson returned to England where he finished writing the accounts of his voyages. He retired on a small pension and dividends from the HBC and died in 1710 in poverty.
This is the original artwork for illustration on p10 of Look and Learn issue no 867 (26 August 1978).