Washington F. Friend was a Canadian visual artist, born in 1820. Many of his works have been sold at auction, including a watercolour titled 'A panoramic view of Niagara Falls'-, sold at Christie's South Kensington 'The Winkworth Collection' 2015 for £52,500.00. Despite his prolific output there seems to be very little, if any litrature on the artist. Watercolours seem to be his preffered medium and his views of Canada are widely admired. A watercolour titled 'Coastal Scene', Ventnor, Isle of Wight was sold at auction in the UK at Bellman's in Sussex, 21 Feb 2014.