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Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 painting: oil on canvas; 101.0 x 75.5 cm (image); 128.6 x 103.0 x 8.5 cm (framed).
Support: 103.000 x 128.600 x 8.500 cm
Image: 75.500 x 101.000 cm

Scope and content

Old catalogue card description of 1931 indicates that frame caption stated Den/. J. Hurley 1867. The painting was donated by Senator Charles Murphy in 1931.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
To be viewed with the assistance of the
Portrait Gallery of Canada.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-015369
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
OP-0141 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
90: Open
Other accession no.
1997-194 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1997-194-1, C-015369
Copyright: Expired
Restrictions: Nil

Additional information

An eloquent writer and orator, McGee was a journalist, poet and one of the Fathers of Confederation. His involvement in Irish Republicanism is the speculated cause of his assassination in Ottawa in 1868.

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians / Volte-face: Portraits de Canadiens fascinants. Curator: Caroline Cook. Library and Archives Canada Exhibition. Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; 2012.03.31 -2012.09.03. Further venue: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario; 2012.09.22 – 2013.02.24 Further venue: Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec; 2013.03.21 – 2013.10.14

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed. Dated.

Subject heading

1. Fathers of Confederation.
2. McGee, Thomas D'Arcy, 1825-1868


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