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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 34.000 x 25.100 cm (left edge jagged)
Image: 34.000 x 25.100 cm (left edge jagged)
Secondary support: 35.200 x 28.600 cm (left edge jagged)
Scope and content
View of the landscape around Windsor, Nova Scotia from a hill. Attributed to Lady Falkland, whose husband was governor of Nova Scotia from 1840-46. Windsor was where T. C. Haliburton had his home, "Clifton." Many wealthy businessmen had estates there in the 19th century, as they could commute to Halifax 66km away.
The women in the inscription are daughters of T. C. Haliburton: Susan (later married J. W. Weldon), Augusta Louisa (later married A. F. Haliburton, artists file #705-2644), and Laura Charlotte (later married W. Cunard). All three were amateur artists. Haliburton cultivated Lord Falkland's friendship in order to secure his posting to the Supreme Court.
The Falklands and Haliburtons are recorded travelling together about the province in the Novascotian (Sept. 1, 1845) and the New York Albion (Sept. 14, 1844). It is not known whether they were involved in amateur art activities together in Halifax.
The secondary support of this work is similar to 1990-207-81X, -90X, -99X, and -102X. All support Nova Scotian scenes attributed to Lady Falkland, and have a jagged left edge where they were cut out. They may have belonged to an album that Falkland kept during her stay in Nova Scotia.
Copy negative C-105127
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 73
1990-207 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-73
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, l.r. below image:Windsor Nova Scotia 1844
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, l.l. below image:Susan, Augusta & Laura with me
Inscription: verso, in pencil, u.l.: Windsor from Mrs. Tongue's (?) Hill
Attributions and conjectures
1. Nova Scotia.
3. vue de ville.
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