Cornelius David Krieghoff, Bilking the Toll, 1860. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift of W.F. Alloway through The Winnipeg Foundation. G-71-34
A commemorative exhibition of oil and watercolour paintings from the collection of Winnipeg millionaire businessman William Forbes Alloway (1852–1930) is held.
Alloway, an avid art collector, was also founder of Canada’s first community foundation, the Winnipeg Foundation, in 1921. Alloway owned the Cornelius Krieghoff (1815–1872) masterpiece, Bilking the Toll (1860), which would be donated to the Gallery in 1971 through funding made available by the Winnipeg Foundation.