Friday, July 15, 2022

Croscop Room

 In the heart of the room I left off with yesterday are these bags of Indigenous origins, with exquisite detail in their creation. Another example of putting First Nations art and artifacts among the traditional European inspired styles of art.

Two paintings, a similar subject. Robert C. Todd painted Marine in 1855. At bottom is Yacht Race At Halifax, an 1850 painting by John O'Brien.

Albert Gallatin Hoit painted this portrait in 1852, titled Johanna Robinson Hazen.

A husband and wife pair of portraits by the same artist, Robert Fields. Lady Croke is at right. At left is Sir Alexander Croke.

I leave off today with a work of art you can step inside. The Croscop Room is the former parlour of a family home from Nova Scotia, its walls painted by an unknown artist around 1845. The space has been preserved here inside the National Gallery, and it is a wonder to see.


  1. Artefacts look great. The painting is superb!

  2. I suppose you would get used to living in a cityscape after a while. :-)

  3. There are so many fine artists who never garner the fame of some others, but thank goodness we have their work to enjoy, and in fact to record history for us.

  4. @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @roentare: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Jan: yes it is.

    @Revrunner: you could.

    @David: that is true.

  5. ...I'm a fan of First Nation art, it holds its own with European art.

  6. Beautiful paintings. Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!

  7. Buena galería. Me encantan los buenos murales de las paredes.

  8. The paintings are incredible, the walls creative, even the simple things in the room. People are amazing to be able yo create that.

  9. @Tom: I think so.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @Marie: it is.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Sandi: it's quite a space.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

  10. Murals are wonderful and love the First Nation art ~

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. That painted room is wonderful, William.

  12. I am stunned and enchanted by the painted room.

  13. Oh my goodness those painted walls are fantastic! Beautiful place thank you!

  14. That room looks fantastic.

    All the best Jan