Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. | Licence: Public Domain
Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. | Licence: Public Domain

Camp at McVicars Creek (Thunder Bay, Ontario; Red River Expedition, July 1870)

1913

William Armstrong

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Title

Camp at McVicars Creek (Thunder Bay, Ontario; Red River Expedition, July 1870)

Date

1913

Description

Inscribed in pen and black ink, l.l.: 1870; l.r.: Wm Armstrong / 1913; In pencil, mount vso left: [beginning of each line preceding "WA" trimmed] / barrel in front / dial on top / Doctor of the / s, Mrs Wolselys / is in front of her / and occasionally / The barrels beyond / contained ammunition / ious-The Camp of the / alion (Quebec) was camped / side of McVicars creek / of drawing-/ sault commanding WA

Similar compositions by Armstrong: watercolour dated July 1870 in PAC (Negative. No. C-11749; reproduced in Image of Canada, No. 5, and in Campbell, Early Days on the Great Lakes, p. 106); watercolour dated 1870, lot 4 (illustrated) in Joyner Fine Art auction catalogue 1 December 1986. A wood-engraving, very similar to the latter, is in Canadian Illustrated News, Montreal, 30 July 1870, p. 69 b.: RED RIVER EXPEDITION-COL. WOLSELEY'S TENT AT THUNDER BAY. From a sketch by our special Artist.

Medium: Water colour, touches of gouache, on wove paper. Laid down on black cardboard mount

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Location

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Country

Continent

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