In Canada during this time, many artists were born and had received training in England. However, the Canadian landscapes that confronted them were often different from the rural countryside of Britain. The Park and the Forest which derives its name from a drawing manual by British watercolourist J. D. Harding, features works from the Agnes collection by F. M. Bell-Smith, Daniel Fowler, John A. Fraser, George Heriot, C. J. Way and George Harlow White. Their landscapes highlight the transformations and continuities of artistic style that occurred during this period and reveal the connections between British and Canadian artistic practice.
This exhibition was curated by Marla Dobson under the supervision of Alicia Boutilier as part of a practicum course in the graduate program of the Department of Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University.
Touring Exhibition Schedule
Villa Bagatelle, Quebec City, QC (16 March–12 June 2016)
left: George Harlow White, Quebec, 1876, pencil on paper. Gift from the estate of Mrs. R. F. Segsworth, through the Queen’s University Art Foundation, 1944 (11-051.21)
right: George Harlow White, Burnham Beeches, 1871, pencil on paper. Gift from the estate of Mrs. R. F. Segsworth, through the Queen’s University Art Foundation, 1944 (11-050.05)