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Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana [graphic material, cartographic material]. 

Place of creation

Canada

8 paintings oil
453 watercolours watercolour
238 drawings pen and ink, pencil, charcoal
ca. 3280 prints etchings, engravings, lithographs
27 volumes of ca. 200 prints
6 albums of ca. 100 watercolours
ca. 30 maps
ca. 20 miscellaneous items
Graphic (art)
90: Open

Terms of use

Copyright expired for all but a few items. Please credit Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana and the National Archives of Canada.
Graphic (art): Copyright expired for all but a very few items. Credit Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana and the National Archives of Canada.

Graphic (art): Wordperfect list is available. Some items are online in MINISIS-ICON. (Electronic)

Additional information

The Winkworth Collection is a superb visual history of the development and growth of Canada from the 16th century to the present, particularly strong on views of the province of Quebec, the Seven Years' War, native life, portraits of prominent individuals, developments in the Canadian west and north, and the history of printmaking in Canada.

There are a few maps.

Physical description note
Graphic (art): The Collection was received 19 March 2002, unpacked, verified, and checked. 125 prints were returned due to condition or duplication.

Custodial history
Material was acquired by the vendor from a wide variety of individuals, dealers, auction houses, and other sources in Canada, the USA, England, France, Germany, Italy and possibly elsewhere.

Original extent note
ca. 600 watercolours, 8 paintings, ca. 3300 prints, 6 albums containing ca. 100 watercolours, 27 volumes of prints containing ca. 200 prints, 20 miscellaneous items, ca. 30 maps.

Private