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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 15.600 x 10.500 cm
Image: 15.600 x 9.800 cm
Secondary support: 20.000 x 14.500 cm (irregular)
Scope and content
A plate from Picart's book of comparative religions, illustrating a marriage ceremony of canadian indians. The plate has little basis in fact, the figures rely on European conventions.
The work was framed when it came to the Archives. The reference on the verso is a later notation by Archives staff. Macpherson must have had a copy of Picart's book, which is now unlocated. It is not clear whether this plate was removed from the book by Macpherson, or whether it is a duplicate of the plate on page 139.
Conditions of access
Physical access restricted: see art arch
ivist for further information.
Copy negative C-070658
A269-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 92
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-514-92
Artist: Picart, Bernard, 1673-1733,
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in the plate, b. below image:The Marriage Ceremony of Canada
Inscription: in pencil, on secondary support verso, b.:See:Ceremonies et coutumes Religiese" /Macpherson Colllection/p.139/case VIE
Varying form of title
3. SUBJ - NATIVES, CULTURE.
4. SUBJ - RITUALS.
Other system control no.
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