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Micmac indian girl of Nova Scotia / Indienne Micmac de Nouvelle-Écosse. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 painting : watercolour and gum arabic over pencil on wove paper
Support: 20.500 x 21.500 cm
Image: 16.500 x 14.000 cm
Secondary support: 44.800 x 33.100 cm

Scope and content

Portrait of a young Micmac girl of Nova Scotia seated on the ground. She wears a cross at her neck. McKie is the most accompished of the Nova Scotian amateur artists represented in the album. Her relationship with Lady Falkland is not known, although two other works of hers in the album bear the inscription "bought by Lady Falkland" (1990-207-31X and -33X).
McKie exhibited four works at the Halifax Mechanics Institute Exhibition of September, 1848.
Micmac indians were popular subjects with Lady Falkland. She painted them herself, and collected examples by McKie and Nutting.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
To be viewed with the assistance of the
Portrait Gallery of Canada.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-009563
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 93
90: Open
Other accession no.
1990-207 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-93
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Removed from: Album: watercolour originally mounted sideways with glue on folio 53 recto, now removed from album

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: Image of Canada / Visage du Canada. Curators: Michael Bell, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1972.01.19 - 1972.03.15, cat. no.: no. 75. Further venue: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec; 1972.08.10 - 1972.09.30.
Further venue: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario; 1972.11.16 - 1973.01.13.
Further venue: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan; 1973.02.04 - 1973.02.24.
Further venue: Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba; 1973.03.19 - 1973.04.22.
Further venue: Glenbow Alberta Institute, Calgary, Alberta; 1973.10.01 - 1973.10.31.
Further venue: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Colombia; 1973.12.01 - 1973.12.31.
Further venue: Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, British Colombia; 1974.01.15 - 1974.02.15.
Further venue: Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland; 1974.04.01 - 1974.04.30.
Further venue: Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick; 1974.05.15 - 1974.06.15.
Further venue: Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; 1974.07.01 - 1974.08.30.
Further venue: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia; 1974.09.15 - 1974.10.01.
Further venue: International Exhibition Foundation, Washington D.C.; 1975.
Exhibition title: Children of Yesterday. Curators: Janine G. Conrad-Bury and Marc Lebel, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1979.07.17 - 1979.09.15, cat. no.: no. 15.
Exhibition title: Great Expectations: The European Vision in Nova Scotia 1749-1848. Curators: Art Gallery, Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; 1980.10.17 - 1980.11.23. Further venue: Canadiana Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario; 1981.01.16 - 1981.02.23.
Further venue: McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec; 1981.03.25 - 1981.05.03.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed.
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, c.r. below image which is mounted sideways:An Indian of Nova Scotia Miss McKie

Varying form of title

Subject heading

1. Nova Scotia / Nouvelle Écosse.
2. Indian.
3. Micmac Indians.


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