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Ontario Battalion at Portage des Deux Rivières [between Sturgeon & Pickerel Lakes] Red River Expedition. 1870 Open in full size

Ontario Battalion at Portage des Deux Rivières [between Sturgeon & Pickerel Lakes] Red River Expedition. 1870

Picture, 1913, English

Ontario Battalion at Portage des Deux Rivières [between Sturgeon & Pickerel Lakes] Red River Expedition. 1870

Picture, 1913, English

Notes

Inscribed l.l.: Wm. Armstrong / 1913; l.r.: 1870; vso of mount: [beginning of each line up to "W.A" cropped]io Battalion / Rivers by old Indian / the boats being / a stage built by the / Port Arthur to Fort Garry / 870 - W.A / [the following in different hands] ③ / 3437 Laid down on mount; mount now in 3 pieces (not affecting w.c.). A wood engraving of this subject "DEUX RIVIÈRES PORTAGE, ON THE RED RIVER ROUTE.―FROM A SKETCH BY W. ARMSTRONG." is in 'Canadian illustrated news', Montreal, 14 October 1871 (v.4, no. 16) p. 244. Cf. w.c. by Armstrong in Winnipeg Art Gallery "Crossing Two Rivers", dated 1893, reproduced in Campbell, 'Early days on the great lakes' p.110-111, and in Winnipeg Art Gallery, '150 years of art in Manitoba', item 5, p. 44

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Water colour, touches of gouache. Laid down on mount; mount now in 3 pieces (not affecting w.c.)

Extent

200 x 296 mm

Provenance

Gift of J. Ross Robertson

Contributor

Canadian illustrated news, Montreal

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

JRR 2432 Cab IV (Armstrong)