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Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 drawing / dessin : pencil on beige tinted wove paper
Support: 33.800 x 25.000 cm (left edge jagged)
Image: 33.800 x 25.000 cm
Secondary support: 36.100 x 28.600 cm (left edge jagged)

Scope and content

Uncultivated, forested landscape with a road running through it. Attributed to Lady Falkland, whose husband was governor of Nova Scotia from 1840-46. The farm must have been land owned by Lord Falkland, or associated with Government House, the seat of the Governor in Halifax.
Susan is probably Susan Haliburton (m. J. W. Weldon), one of T. C. Haliburtons daughters. They are mentioned in several inscriptions. Susan was also an artist, several of her works being in the J. Ross Robertson Collection (#2185, 2189, 2194, 2202, and 2212-3) and in the Canadian Illustrated News (April 15, 1876).
The Haliburtons and Falklands are recorded travelling together around the province in the Novascotian (Sept. 1, 1845) and in the New York Albion (Sept. 14, 1844). Through his friendship with Lieut-Col. Fox, who was married to Lady Falkland's sister Mary, T. C. Haliburton gained entrance to the Falkland's social circle. This helped secure his appointment to the Supreme Court.
The secondary support of this work is similar to 1990-207-73X, -81X, -90X, 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.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-105129
Restrictions not set
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 99
Restrictions not set
Other accession no.
1990-207 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-99
Copyright: Nil

Additional information

Removed from: Album: Pencil sketch mounted with glue on secondary support, which had been cut out of another album to be placed loose in this one. Now removed.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Dated.
Inscription: in pencil on support recto, u.r. above image:E
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, l.l. below image:Susan with me
Inscription: l.r. below image:The Governor's farm Halifax/N. Scotia 1844

Attributions and conjectures
Attributed to artist Viscountess Amelia Falkland.

Subject heading

1. Nova Scotia.
2. landscape.
3. paysage.


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