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April 24 - May 28, 1838
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 20.700 x 17.100 cm
Secondary support: 22.000 x 33.100 cm (irregular)
Scope and content
Pencil drawing of Charles Buller seated and shown in profile from the left side. Outline of the profile of another figure, partially cut off on the left side of the drawing. According to the inscription on the original album page (see below),the subjects are watching a cock fight.
Charles Buller (1806-1848) was a leading British radical M.P. He was chosen by Lord Durham as his Chief Secretary and member of his Special Council in Lower Canada. Buller had considerable influence and played an important role in drafting the Durham Report.
Charles Buller came to Canada with Lord Durham in 1838 on board the H.M.S. "Hastings." This sketch was probably done during the voyage, April 24 to May 28, 1838.
Drawing removed from original album. This work was originally glued to a secondary support. The album page, folio 26, was cut to frame the image that was glued to its verso. Original mount attached separately.
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Copy negative C-013394
A069-02 Item no. assigned by LAC 26
1990-215 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-215-26R Colour transparency available
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pencil, recto l.r.: Charles Buller; in pen and brown ink, on mount recto t.: No 1A / Games on board; in pen and black ink, on mount recto l.c.: Cock fighting on Boad [sic] H.M.S. Hastings.
4. SUBJ - SPORTS & AMUSEMENTS, COCK FIGHTING.
5. Buller, Charles,
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