Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Clothing And Portraits

Returning into the main gallery spaces, I took this photograph of a cloak from the 19th century done by an artist of the Mississauga tribe.

This is a caribou skin coat of the far north. These two are another example of putting Indigenous works and artifacts in with the traditional western style art one can see in the background. It was a good idea to weave them together.

One of those traditional paintings: The Honourable Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay, Seigneur of Beauport is by Francois Baillarge, and dates to circa 1782-84.

Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) is a portrait of the Mohawk chief by William Berczy, from 1807.

Here we have John Mackenzie, another work by Berczy, from 1811,

A third Berczy painting is this one, The Woolsey Family, from 1809.

I leave off today with a dramatic painting by Joseph Legare, dated circa 1832. Cholera Plague, Quebec is the sort of painting that haunts you.


  1. The clothing the First Nations people made with furs and with very basic tools is amazing.

  2. ...styles certainly have changed!

  3. The first two coats are works of art!

  4. Hello,
    The Woolsey Family is my favorite. Beautiful paintings. Have a great day!

  5. Great header and those costumes are really unbeatable and even timeless in their execution.

  6. Yes, it touches me too, that dramatic painting.

  7. Esas pinturas es un reflejo de la vida de esa época. esa ropa, tiene que dar bastante abrigo, tan solo verlas y me da calor.

  8. I agree with David, the techniques are amazing.

  9. @Italiafinlandia: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @David: definitely.

    @Tom: they have.

    @Gemel: indeed.

  10. @Eileen: it's a good one.

    @SC: I think so too.

    @Aritha: it stands out.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Jennifer: very much so.

  11. The Caribou coat is beautiful. And what a nice selection of paintings.

  12. Interesting to view the sartorial tastes.

  13. You found some great portraits to show us.

  14. The caribou coat is beautiful.

  15. Can’t imagine the hours of work that went into making that first coat!

  16. Yes, VERY interesting sartorial tastes, magiceye. :-)

  17. The Woolsey family is interesting. All boys, except the mother and grandmother, in various depictions of the clothing style for their age. The baby and the little boy have easy access for diaper changing, or perhaps none at all. But all the other boys and the man have a lot of buttons to deal with.

  18. I would like to try one of those coats.

  19. Cholera was an awful thing but the picture is great.

  20. The plague one has particular resonance today!

  21. I like the painting of the Woolsey Family:)

  22. Clothing of First Nation People is fascinating ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  23. @Jan: I agree.

    @Anonymous: indeed.

    @RedPat: they are, yes.

    @Magiceye: that it is.

    @Sharon: thank you!

    @Bill: that it is.

    @Marie: a lot.

  24. @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Joanne: a lot of clothes.

    @Catarina: they are quite a sight.

    @Linda: I've always thought so too.

    @Cloudia: it goes indeed.

    @Rosie: it's a good painting.

    @Carol: thank you.

  25. Such an elegant lifestyle in so many ways. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos and interesting info.