View in Victoria Harbour

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 white house on point of land at bottom right. Foreshore is purple with yellow and green bushes and trees to right of house. Various shades of light blue water across bottom and around point to centre. In background on left is a treed slope with vaguely outlined houses with purple and blue mountains behind. Image mounted on a light green backing card. Written in pencil on the back is ‘View in Victoria Harbour’.