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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 21.500 x 26.000 cm
Image: 9.000 x 11.000 cm (i)
Secondary support: 44.800 x 33.100 cm
Scope and content
Head and shoulders portrait of a man. Micmac indians were popular subjects with Lady Falkland. She collected works by both McKie and Nutting, and executed several herself. She was in Halifax when her husband was governor of Nova Scotia from 1840 to '46. Her connection to local amateur artists is not documented outside of this album.
Lady Falkland's notation that she "bought" it suggests a commercial relationship. This inscription is also present on 1990-207-31X.
McKie is known as an amateur artist in Halifax. She exhibited four works in the Halifax Mechanics Institiute exhibit at Dalhousie College in September, 1849.
Copy negative C-116274
1990-207 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-33
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pencil on support recto, above image, t.:Bought by Lady Falkland
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on support recto directly under image, l.l.:Mary R. Mc.Kie
Varying form of title
2. SUBJ - NATIVES, CULTURE - COSTUMES.
3. Micmac Indians.
Other system control no.
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