Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Portraits And Sculptures

George Berthon painted Mrs. John Beverly Robinson in 1845.

This painting is called Harmony, by the artist Robert Harris, painted in 1886.

Logging is the title of this large painting by George A. Reid, done in 1888.

Nearby stands a display case with a ceremonial robe and other regalia of the Haida. The robe is on extended loan, but still used in ceremonies, so I've had occasion to visit in the past and found it absent at the time.

Stepping out into the other interior courtyard gives us a view of the reflecting pool here. Several small sculptures are on the far side.


  1. I have missed being here for several days but I am back! LOL Love the Mrs. Robinson painting---so sweet. Of course I really like the Haida ceremonial getup. The Rideau chapel is breathtaking.

  2. I really like the first one, but the Haida robe is wonderful too.

  3. I like the two paintings with the women, they are romantic !

  4. Harmony is what we need these "days"...

  5. ...I like the First Nation art the best!

  6. Beautiful paintings, the ceremonial robe is wonderful!
    Take care and I hope your day is great.

  7. So much amazing detail in the old masters paintings 💜

  8. I love to see these old paintings, but the robe is a real treat to see.

  9. It looks like there were not many people around, William.

  10. @MB: thank you!

    @Linda: it is.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Gattina: I agree.

    @Iris: quite true.

    @Tom: the robe is a stunner.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Grace: there is.

    @DJan: definitely.

    @RedPat: in part, the numbers of people inside are controlled at present because of Covid. However, when I photograph, I do try to minimize the presence of people more often than not. I had a couple of occasions during this visit when I photographed art more from the side, simply because of the social distancing issue. But most of the visitors I encountered were quite adept at maintaining a distance from each other.

    @Red: there is indeed.

  11. Nice art, William. The paintings are beautiful.

  12. Aren't they wonderful paintings William ...

    All the best Jan

  13. The paintings are absolute classics!

  14. William - I think this is the first time I have seen a reflecting pool INSIDE a museum. A nice touch. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  15. Its the Haida robe that catches my eye ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. I especially love the first photo of the beautiful portrait of Mrs. Robinson

  17. Portrait galleries always intrigue me. I've tried a dozen times and failed. I so admire the artists who can pull it off.