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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 a figure in NWC style canoe near shore on right. Shore on right has brown rock face with yellow leaved tree stretching over water in background. On left are purple mountains with yellow at base. White and blue sky above. Blue water in foreground with brown reflections on right. Light brown backing card has smudges and foxing along bottom.