Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Croscop Room

Another delight of the Gallery is the Croscop Room, located in the same side gallery I left off with in yesterday's post. A parlour in the home of the Nova Scotian Croscop family, it was painted by an unknown person around 1845, the walls of the room serving as mural space. The room is now preserved here. 


The walls are a work of art in and of themselves, with windows opening onto the next side gallery beyond.


A look back into the main gallery space we departed to come into the side gallery.


In a case in the heart of this room are items coming from First Nations artists.


For today we'll leave off with this one. Paul Kane painted Fort McGarry and St. Boniface between 1851-56. Today this location is Winnipeg, Manitoba.

29 comments:

  1. Those paintings on the wall are beautiful, but I like that last painting even more.

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  2. Hello,
    Beautiful paintings, the walls are lovely. Have a great day!

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  3. I so enjoy these gallery tours William. That room is exquisite.

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  4. Beautiful painted room:))Love your spring header as well :)))

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  5. Oh my gosh I love the painted room William, hasn't it held up well after all those years, superb 💜 Beautiful new spring header also, the tulips will be blooming soon won't they?

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  6. ...the walls are gorgeous!

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  7. Beautiful. One could spend hours studying these.

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  8. It's hard to take photos of murals, they are best experienced in person, I think. But you've given us a good glimpse into these beautiful rooms!

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  9. I love to learn about First Nations art.

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  10. @David: it is.

    @Jan: it stands out.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Gemel: I think so.

    @Anita: thanks!

    @Grace: it has.

    @Tom: they are.

    @Iris: I agree.

    @Marie: very much so.

    @Barbara: thank you.

    @DJan: I do too.

    @Magiceye: indeed.

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  11. I like the room with the murals painted on the wall. Beautiful murals.

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  12. wow! love those house murals ~ such talent ~ and lovely beaded First Nation creation ~ Lovely painting too.

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. That parlour room is incredible!

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  14. I would love a room with those kind of murals. Thanks for another very interesting post William :)

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  15. The parlor certainly had an original wall treatment.

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  16. @Nancy: it is a splendid space.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @RedPat: very much so.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Red: it does indeed.

    @Maywyn: they are.

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  17. It's so wonderful that those walls have been preserved in the museum. So beautiful.

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  18. Really brings the outside inside.

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  19. The murals are really beautiful.

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  20. The murals are beautiful to see.

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  21. How I would love to live in a room with painted walls like that. Quite spectacular!

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  22. I hope you are doing well. These are such trying times.

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  23. The paintings on the wall are beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Realy an intresing room with a lot of painings.

    Have a nice weekend
    Best regards
    Bernhard

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