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Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 12.700 x 16.300 cm
Image: 7.000 x 8.000 cm
Secondary support: 44.800 x 33.100 cm
Scope and content
Head and shoulders portrait of a young African-Canadian boy. Lady Falkland was in Halifax during her husband's term as governor of Nova Scotia, 1840 to 1846. Two other works by McKie, (1990-207-31X and -33X) are inscribed "bought by Lady Falkland." McKie exhibited four works at the Halifax Mechanics institute exhibit at Dalhousie College in September, 1848.
Nova Scotia had a relatively large "coloured" population: approximately 3000 emigrated to Nova Scotia during and after the American Revolution, and 2000 after the War of 1812.
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Copy negative C-009564
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 94
1990-207 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-94
Artist: McKie, Mary R., active 1840-62.
Availability of other formats note
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. 90.
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
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, l.r. below image:Miss McKie ft/ Halifax Nova Scotia
1. Nova Scotia / Nouvelle Écosse.
2. SUBJ - IMMIGRATION & COLONIZATION, NEGRO.
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