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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 23.300 x 16.800 cm
Image: 23.300 x 16.800 cm
Secondary support: 43.400 x 33.100 cm
Scope and content
Left profile of Judge Haliburton on horseback. The proportions are awkward -- possibly deliberately so. Mr. Torre has not been identified. Haliburton is probably Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865) who was a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia from 1841-56, rather than Sir Brenton Halliburton (1774-1860) who was Chief Justice of Nova Scotia from 1833-59.
To secure his posting T. C. Haliburton actively cultivated the friendship of Lord Falkland (through Lieut-Col. Charles Richard Fox, who married Lady Falkland's sister Mary). The Haliburton and Falkland families are recorded travelling together around the province (New York Albion Sept. 14, 1844; the Novascotian Sept. 1, 1845).
Augusta, Susan, and Laura are mentioned in the inscriptions of 1990-207-73X, -81X, -90X, 99X, and -102X. They are daughters of T. C. Haliburton. Emma Haliburton, another of his daughters, executed three of the works in the album (1990-207-86X, -106X, and -107X).
Lady Falkland was in Halifax with her husband, who was governor of Nova Scotia from 1840-46.
The inscription on the secondary support is in Lady Falkland's handwriting.
Copy negative C-003417
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 85
1990-207 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-85
Artist: Torre, active 1840-46.
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, l.c. under image:Judge Haliburton
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary suppport recto, l.r. under image:Mr Torre Halifax Nova Scotia
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