1951.20 | Prince's Beach
Frederick H.C. Miles (1862-1918)
1908, 20th century
70 x 242.5 cm
Gift of Fred G. Heans, 1951
This artefact belongs to: © New Brunswick Museum
Keys to History
Frederick H.C. Miles painted this view of the St. John River in 1908. Entitled, "Prince's Beach," the painting captures the activity, beauty and romance of life along the river valleys in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Source : Window on the World: The Rivers of New Brunswick [Web tour], by New Brunswick Museum (see Links)
Prince's Beach is named for a beautiful elm that caught the attention of the young Prince of Wales in 1860, while he was traveling to Fredericton aboard the Forest Queen.
The painting shows the view from Westfield, Kings County, across the St. John River toward Hardings Point, approximately twenty kilometres from Saint John.
Along with his father, John Christopher Miles, Frederick H.C. Miles operated the Saint John Academy of Art from 1884 to1896.
Frederick H.C. Miles was the son of John Christopher Miles, another well-known New Brunswick artist.