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Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

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

Scope and content

The beginnings of a view across an uninhabited valley in Nova Scotia. It has been attributed to Lady Falkland, who is considered the artist of the recto sketch. She was in Nova Scotia while her husband was its governor (from 1840-46). The recto sketch has been brought to greater degree of finish and is oriented differently than the verso sketch.
This sketch shows Falkland's working method. First she outlined the composition faintly with pencil. Then she began the washes, starting with the lightest coloured first. She left empty spaces for trees and other elements which would be filled in later.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 72
Restrictions not set
Other accession no.
1990-207 X DAP

Terms of use

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

Additional information

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

Attributions and conjectures
Attributed to artist Viscountess Amelia Falkland.

Subject heading

1. Nova Scotia.
2. landscape.
3. paysage.


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