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Description found in Archives

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Date(s)

ca. 1840-1846

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 painting : oil on canvas
Support: 20.300 x 30.900 cm
Image: 20.300 x 30.900 cm

Scope and content

Full length portrait of a Micmac woman standing in a landscape. The artist has paid attention to the costume of the woman. It could be by Lady Falkland, or one of the other female amateur artists in Halifax at the time. The other oil in the album, 1990-207-76, is attributed to Falkland. The two have similar techniques and support. Falkland was in Halifax with her husband, who was governor of Nova Scotia from 1840-46.
Micmac indians were popular subjects with Lady Falkland, there are several in the album. Two by McKie are inscribed with the note "bought by Lady Falkand." Other than these notes, and references to travelling with the Haliburtons and Ellen Nutting, Falkland's relationship with local amateur artists is not documented.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access restricted. No restricti
on on use for reproduction or publication
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-116272
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Box
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 77
90: Open
Other accession no.
00077
1990-207 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-77
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Artist: Unknown.

Additional information

Removed from: album: oil originally mounted with glue on an unidentified folio, now loose

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Subject heading

1. Nova Scotia.
2. Indian.

Private

Other system control no.

2836926