View Near Indian Reserve

About this object

History of use

Based on stylistic characteristics, Doris Shadbolt (1975) attributes these watercolours to about 1895. The scenes are mainly from the Victoria area, and the Fraser Valley. They predate Emily Carr's trips to coastal Indian villages, but the prevalence of Indian canoes and British Columbia's forests, attest to her early interest in these themes, which she developed fully in her later work.

Cultural context

Canadian art; late 19th century watercolours.

Physical description

Small, rectangular shaped, watercolour study with small, brown, gable roofed building in left foreground and red-brown Northwest Coast style canoe to right. There is various green and yellow vegetation surrounding building with tall deciduous tree near centre. Background on right shows distant trees with two tone blue wash sky above. Image mounted on a light brown backing card. Written in pencil on the back is ‘View Near Indian Reserve’.