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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 29.800 x 19.700 cm
Image: 29.800 x 19.700 cm
Secondary support: 42.600 x 33.100 cm (cut on the right side)
Scope and content
View of the Rotunda surrounded by trees and separated from the foreground by a fence. When Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1797-1820), came to Halifax in 1794 Sir John Wentworth gave the Duke his estate in Bedford Basin. The Duke built a lodge and several outbuildings, including the Rotunda (also called the Music Room or Bandshell).
After the Duke left the land changed ownership several times. The lodge decayed, but the rotunda was kept in good condition, and still survives.
Attributed to Lady Falkland, wife of Lucius Bentinck Cary who was governor of Nova Scotia from 1840-46. The inscription is on a small piece of paper which is pasted on to the secondary support, l.c. under the image and partially covered by it. There does not appear to be an inscription underneath this cartelino.
The folio page has been cut on the right side, suggesting that the work was pasted on the verso. There are no glue marks on the folio recto.
Copy negative C-105120
A076-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 98
1990-207 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-98
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on cartelino:The Rotunda or the music room/in the D. of Kent's time-/N. Scotia/1844
Attributions and conjectures
1. Nova Scotia.
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