View in 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 of a rocky foreshore on right with purple and yellow rocks; green trees above. Blue coloured mountains in background on left. Blue sky above white and light yellow clouds. Water on left is grey and light yellow. Image mounted on a light green backing card. Written in pencil on the back is ‘View in Harbour’.