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Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 drawing / dessin : pencil on beige tinted wove paper
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.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-105127
Restrictions not set
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 73
Restrictions not set
Other accession no.
1990-207 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-73
Copyright: Nil

Additional information

Removed from: Album: pencil sketch mounted with glue on a secondary support that was cut out of its original location and placed loose in the album. Now removed

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Dated.
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
Attributed to artist Viscountess Amelia Falkland.

Subject heading

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


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