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Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour : watercolour sketch
Image: 22.700 x 16.500

Scope and content

Laid down, middle and corners. Hinges on mount vers. Discoloured. Diagonal black crease marks across u.r. corner. Laid paper, water-marked.
Sir Robert Ker Porter Collection. Sale, Christies, 1843. Manoir Richelieu Collection.
Useful lumbering. Useful negro subject. Rare and early example.
Dictionary Nat. Biog. XVI, "Porter" 190-192.
Digitization project: Living Memory/Mémoire Vivante.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
No restrictions on access or on use for
reproductions or publication.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-040162
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1970-188 PIC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1970-188-1090 W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available.

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana. Curators: Michael Bell, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario;1973.06.22 - 1973.08.30, cat. no.: no. 24.
Further venue: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario; 1974.01.01 - 1974.01.30.
Further venue: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario; 1974.03.01 - 1974.03.30.
Further venue: The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario; 1974.09.01 - 1974.09.30.
Further venue: Department of Fine Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario; 1974.11.01 - 1974.11.30.
Further venue: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan; 1975.01.01 - 1975.01.30.
Further venue: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; 1975.02.01 - 1975.03.15.
Further venue: Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick; 1975.03.15 - 1975.04.30.
Further venue: State University of New York, New York; 1976.09.11 - 1976.10.17.
Further venue: Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum Spokane, Washington D.C.; 1976.11.06 - 1976.12.05.
Further venue: Rexburg College, Idaho; 1977.01.01 - 1977.01.30.
Further venue: Colby College, Waterville, Maine; 1977.05.09 - 1977.06.08.
Further venue: Smithsonain Institution, Washington D.C.; 1977.05.28 - 1977.06.26.
Exhibition title: The Loyal Americans. Curators: Bernard Pothair, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario; 1983.06.04 -1983.09.04.
Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories 5. Curator: Michal Anne Crawley, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 2001.01.22-2001.11.12.
Exhibition Title: 1783: Subject or Citizen? The Treaty of Paris. Curator: Michael Eamon, Library and Archives Canada, and Lisa Royse, National Archives and Records Administration, Ottawa, Ontario; 2008.05.06-2008.08.05. Further Venue: National Archives and Records Administration- O'Brien Gallery, Washington, DC; 2008.10.03-2009.01.25.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed. Dated.
Inscription: Signed in pencil, recto, u.l., by "W. Booth Engrs." Above this, "A Black Wood Cutter at Shelburne, Nova Scotia 1788." Inscribed on mount, verso, "brother in law of Sir Robt. Ker Porter - Ambassador to Rome & - the Miss[e]s Porter Jane & Anne Maria -"

Subject heading

1. Nova Scotia / Nouvelle Écosse.
2. work.
3. SUBJ. - Portrait : Depicting A Black Wood Cutter - 1788.
4. SUBJ. - Immigration And Colonization : Negro.
5. SUBJ. - Work : Wood Cutting And Lumbering.
6. Shelburne (N.S.)


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