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Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 17.600 x 21.300 cm
Image: 8.500 x 10.500 cm
Secondary support: 44.800 x 33.100 cm
Scope and content
Lady Falkland was in Halifax from 1840-46 when her husband was governor of Nova Scotia. The relationship between Lady Falkland and local amateur artists is not known. Falkland is listed in society notices travelling around the province with the Haliburton family (the "Novascotian" Sept. 1, 1845; New York "Albion" Sept. 14 1844, 1844).
Nutting must have travelled with this group as well, since 1990-207-90X, attributed to Lady Falkland, notes in the inscription "Augusta... and Ellen N. /with me." The Ellen Nutting sketchbook in the collection of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia contains sketches of both Augusta Haliburton and Lucius Carey[sic] (Lord Falkland).
Half-length portrait showing the head in left profile. The subject is Mary Bernard Whykokamagh, a Micmac from Cape Breton. She is wearing traditional dress and a cross on a chain around her neck. In her left hand she holds an embroidered basket.
Micmac indians were popular subjects with Lady Falkland, she painted them herself and collected examples by McKie and Nutting.
Colour transparency available for C-092811.
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Copy negative C-009562
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 92
1990-207 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-92
Availability of other formats note
Further venue: McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec; 1981.03.25 - 1981.05.03.
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on support recto, l.r. below image:Mary Bernard/Whykokamagh/Cape Breton
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, u.r. below image which is mounted sideways:Ellen Nutting/Halifax Nova Scotia
Varying form of title
1. Nova Scotia.
3. Bernard, Mary.
4. GEOG - N.S., CAPE BRETON, WHYKOKAMAGH.
5. SUBJ - NATIVES, CULTURE - COSTUMES.
6. Micmac Indians.
7. Micmac (Indiens)
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