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Place of creation
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.
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Copy negative C-138080
A340-02 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1991-343-1
Artist: Schipper, Gerrit, 1770-1830.
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and ink, verso on secondary support, u.c.: The Honble.: / John Richardson / Montreal. (Complete transcription)
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