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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
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.
Copy negative C-116275
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 95
1990-207 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-95
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pencil on support recto, b. below image:Nancy Lewis
Attributions and conjectures
1. Nova Scotia.
3. Lewis, Nancy.
4. SUBJ - NATIVES, CULTURE - COSTUMES.
5. Micmac Indians.
6. Micmac (Indiens)
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