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Date(s)

1840-46

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 drawing : pencil with watercolour and white gouache on grey tinted wove paper
Support: 16.500 x 20.400 cm
Image: 16.500 x 14.500 cm
Secondary support: 44.800 x 33.100 cm

Scope and content

Half-length portrait sketch of Nancy Lewis, a Micmac indian. Her head is completed in watercolour. The sketch is attributed to Lady Falkand who was in Halifax from 1840-46 while her husband was governor of Nova Scotia. Micmac indians were popular subjects with Lady Falkland. She executed several herself, and collected examples by McKie and Nutting.
Nutting, Haliburton, and Falkland travelled around the province together, but it is not known whether McKie, the most accomplished, was part of this group.
The oil painting 1990-207-76X and the sketch 1990-207-96X are considered portraits of Nancy Lewis by Lady Falkland on the basis of this work.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Nil
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-116275
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Box
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 95
90: Open
Other accession no.
00095
1990-207 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-95
Copyright: Nil

Additional information

Removed from: Album: portrait sketch formerly mounted with glue on an unidentified folio, now loose

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed.
Inscription: in pencil on support recto, b. below image:Nancy Lewis

Attributions and conjectures
Attributed to artist Viscountess Amelia Falkland.

Subject heading

1. Nova Scotia.
2. Indian.
3. Lewis, Nancy.
4. SUBJ - NATIVES, CULTURE - COSTUMES.
5. Micmac Indians.
6. Micmac (Indiens)

Private

Other system control no.

2884769