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Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 32.500 x 25.100 cm (left edge jagged)
Image: 32.500 x 25.100 cm
Secondary support: 35.400 x 28.600 cm (left edge jagged)
Scope and content
View of the town and harbour of Pictou, off the Northumberland Strait. There is a central cluster of houses on the right, with a church steeple visible behind trees. On the left side there is another church and a few houses.
Attributed to Lady Falkland who lived in Halifax when her husband, Lucius Bentinck Cary, was governor of Nova Scotia (1840-46). Augusta (from the inscription) would be Augusta Haliburton. Lord F might be Lord Fox, who was married to Lady Falkland's sister Mary and living in Halifax at the time.
Augusta Louise Neville (ca. 1823-1891) was a daughter of T. C. Haliburton who later married A. F. Haliburton. Through Fox, Haliburton cultivated a friendship with Lord Falkland that helped him gain his Supreme Court posting. The Haliburtons and the Falklands are recorded travelling about the province together in the Novascotian (Sept. 1, 1845) and the New York Albion (Sept. 14, 1844).
The secondary support of this work is similar to 1990-207-73X, -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.
Lady Falkland visited Pictou for the first time in 1844 according to an address reprinted in the Novascotian (August 19, 1844).
There is a watercolour sketch of the town of Pictou on the verso of this work.
Copy negative C-105126
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 81
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-81
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, l.l. below image:Augusta, Lord [F], and Lucius/with me_
Inscription: l.r. below image:Pictou. N. Scotia 1844
Attributions and conjectures
1. Nova Scotia.
3. vue de ville.
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