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Description found in Archives

View of the Gas Works, Halifax, Nova Scotia from Point Pleasant. 

Date(s)

1840-1846

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 drawing / dessin : pencil on wove paper
Support: 25.100 x 28.800 cm (corners cropped)
Image: 25.100 x 28.800 cm

Scope and content

Finished pencil drawing looking from one point of land across a body of water to another, which is built up. The view has been tentatively identified as a view of the Gas Works in Halifax Harbour from Point Pleasant based on a comparison with a painting in the Coverdale Collection and attributed to Falkland who was in Halifax from 1840-46 when her husband was Governor of Nova Scotia.
The composition is dramatic for Lady Falkland, it is set by a large tree worked over darkly in the foreground.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Nil
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-149972
90: Open
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Box
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 72
Restrictions not set
Other accession no.
00072
1990-207 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-72R
Copyright: Nil

Additional information

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

Attributions and conjectures
Attributed to artist Viscountess Amelia Falkland.

Subject heading

1. Nova Scotia.
2. cityscape.
3. vue de ville.

Private

Other system control no.

2884778