View in the 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 red-brown Northwest Coast style canoe, mounted in stilts, on the right and small shed on the left. Behind the shed are various shades of green bushes and trees with a tall yellow tree at centre of cluster. Yellow grass below shed. Light and dark green bushes in distance behind boat. Blue sky and clouds above. Image mounted on a light green backing card. Written in pencil on the back is ‘View in the Indian Reserve’.