View Near Burnside Stream

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, landscape study of dark green trees on left with mottled purple and yellow areas below. Bottom right is yellow with grey grass patches. Purple mountains and trees in distance. Blue wash across top of sky. Light brown backing card has smudges and foxing along top and at bottom centre.