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.
Friday, July 15, 2022
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.