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Pointe à Bodet : The Landing of Genr Simcoe at Pt a Bodet.

Elizabeth Simcoe, 1762-1850, artist.

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  • Title:
    Pointe à Bodet : The Landing of Genr Simcoe at Pt a Bodet.
  • Author: Elizabeth Simcoe, 1762-1850, artist.
  • Contributor: George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Boats -- Saint Francis, Lake (Québec and Ont.) -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800; People -- Saint Francis, Lake (Québec and Ont.) -- 1790-1800; Trees -- Saint Francis, Lake (Québec and Ont.) -- 1790-1800; Saint Francis, Lake (Québec and Ont.) -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800; Watercolors -- Saint Francis, Lake (Québec and Ont.) -- 1790-1800; Drawings -- Saint Francis, Lake (Québec and Ont.) -- 1790-1800; Views -- Saint Francis, Lake (Québec and Ont.) -- 1790-1800;
    Dewey: 704.94471
  • Production Details: [between 1792-1796]
  • Language: English
  • Description: Summary: General Simcoe and figures in a boat by a shore; a large tree overhead; two buildings to the right; figures on the shore. Inscribed with title in black ink below image. Inscribed with further title in black ink on verso. Mounted on laid paper together with Maps K.Top.119.15.d. Paper bears indistinct watermark. Together with a title page: ‘Drawings presented by Governor Simcoe to His Majesty – done by Mrs Simcoe. Views North Canada'.
  • Identifier: System number: 004987827
  • Notes: This group of birchbark drawings at Maps K.Top.119.15. were given to King George III by the Simcoes in October 1796. Elizabeth Simcoe drew on the darker interior of the birchbark rather than the paler exterior. It is probable that this set was conceived of and made as a group possibly with the intention of presenting them to George III, rather than as a series of sketches made at differing points during the Simcoe’s trips. This is because of their uniformity of format, size and style, and because it appears that some were based upon sketches on paper likely to have been made in situ by Elizabeth Simcoe and on other sketches made by Robert Pilkington of places which she did not visit. She visited Pointe à Bodet on a number of occasions between 1792 and 1796.
    Titled ‘Thirty-two Views in Upper Canada, by Mrs. Simcoe, presented to His Majesty by Governor Simcoe; with a Sketch of Upper Canada; drawn on bark.’ in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc, London, 1829.
    Titled ‘A collection of thirty-one views in Upper Canada, by Mrs Simcoe; presented to His Majesty K. George III. by Governor Simcoe; all drawn on bark: each 7 in. x 4 1/2 in. viz - A view of Point à Bodet’ in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum, London, 1844-1861.
    Citation/references note: British Museum. Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc
    Citation/references note: Gerry, Tom, "Extremes meet: Elizabeth Simcoe's birchbark landscapes", 'Queen's Quarterly', Dec 22, 1999
    Citation/references note: Longchamps, Denis, Elizabeth Simcoe (1762-1850) : une amateure et intellectuelle anglaise dans les Canadas / Denis Longchamps, son œuvre écrite et dessinée, et le projet colonial, PhD Thesis, Concordia University, 2009
    Citation/references note: Robertson, J. Ross, The Diary of Mrs John Graves Simcoe, 1911, ill. p. 101
    Exhibitions note: Copy at Maps K.Top.119.15.a.2. Exhibited: "Europe in Canada: An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the dominion of Canada, British Museum, London, 30 June - 10 September 1967.
  • Physical Description: 1 drawing : pen and black ink with monochrome wash on birchbark ; sheet 10.6 x 17.3 cm (oval)
  • Series: Birchbark Drawings
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.119.15.b. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: [CR] CXIX.15.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.119.15.b.
  • UIN: BLL01004987827

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