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[between 1808-1809]

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 watercolour : watercolour, opaque white, gum arabic on paper
Support: 13.800 x 18.100 cm (oval)
Secondary support: 17.600 x 20.600 cm

Scope and content

Replica-repetition (similar to "Portrait of John Richardson" by Gerritt Schipper, 1808-1809, prov. gift of Miss Grace Towers, McCord Museum, M969.53.1). This work was brought to the attention of M. Marleau by a researcher in May, 2004, and subsequently seen at the McCord Museum during exhbition.
The attribution has been suggested since purchase: record was updated 18.06.04 by M. Marleau after examination of the work, and a revision to the icon record to record the attribution.
Support paper is an oval cut-out laid down to secondary support of a brown heavy paper/card.
John Richardson, businessman, politician, justice of the peace, office holder, and militia officer, was born ca. 1754 in Portsoy, Scotland, son of John Richardson and a daughter of George Phyn; married on 12 Dec. 1794 Sarah Ann Grant, a niece of fur trader William Grant, with whom they had seven children; and died 18 May 1831 in Montreal. See Dictionary of Canadian Biography for a more detailed biography.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access through an art archivist
. No restriction on use for reproduction or publication
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-138080
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A340-02 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
90: Open
Other accession no.
1991-343 DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1991-343-1
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and ink, verso on secondary support, u.c.: The Honble.: / John Richardson / Montreal. (Complete transcription)

Attributions and conjectures
Attributed to the Dutch miniaturist Gerrit Schipper.


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