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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 23.300 x 16.200 cm
Image: 23.300 x 16.200 cm
Secondary support: 36.300 x 28.600 cm (left edge jagged)
Scope and content
View of Halifax Harbour and the area of Dartmouth, with a road in the foreground. Attributed to Lady Falkland, who was in Halifax when her husband was governor of Nova Scotia, from 1840-46.
Augusta Louise Neville Haliburton (1823-1891) was a daughter of T. C. Haliburton, and an amateur artist herself (see artists file #705-2644). Ellen N. would be Ellen Nutting who executed 1990-207-92X. T. C. Haliburton cultivated the friendship of Lord Falkland in order to secure his posting to the Supreme Court. Haliburton was a friend of Lieut.-Col. Charles Richard Fox, who married Lady Falkland's sister Mary.
Fox was involved in the organization of the 1830 exhibition at Dalhousie College, and Mary was a student of W. H. Jones.
The Novascotian (Sept. 1, 1845) and the New York Albion (Sept. 14, 1844) record the Falkland and Haliburton families travelling together around the province. The inscription on this work suggests that Ellen Nutting also travelled with them.
The secondary support of this work is similar to 1990-207-73X, -81X, -90X, -99X, and -102X. All support Nova Scotian scenes attributed to Lady Falkland. Some have jagged left edges, suggesting that they were cut out of another album to be placed loose in this one.
This work has also been attributed to unknown artist #84.
Copy negative C-023348
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 90
1990-207 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-90
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, l.l. under image: Augusta, U, [U is crossed out] and Ellen N./with me
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, l.r. under image:Dartmouth N. Scotia/1844
Attributions and conjectures
Varying form of title
1. Nova Scotia.
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