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Part of the Town & Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Looking down Prince Street to the Opposite Shore (1759) Open in full size

Part of the Town & Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Looking down Prince Street to the Opposite Shore (1759)

Part of the Town & Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Looking down Prince Street to the Opposite Shore (1759)

Notes

Acc. C 1-31a is a photograph, 190-?, probably of a different impression.|deVolpi 12; Spendlove pp. 11-12 & pl. 23.
Another (earlier) impression, Acc. JRR 52; on laid paper with watermark, probably that of Dupuy (cf. Heawood 1317), c.: [eagle]; keyed in pen and black ink from information provided by Harry Piers, 1912 (see Acc. File JRR Correspondence, etc., Maritime Provinces, pp. 47-8); JRR (1912) 410.
Inscribed in the plate, l.l.: Serres Pinxit: R. Short delin.; l.r.: Jas Mason sculpsit.; b.: TO the Right Honourable George Dunk Earl of Halifax, [coat of arms] HIS Majesty's Principal Secretary of STATE &c,, &c,, &c,, / This Plate representing Part of the Town & Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia, looking down Prince Street to the / Opposite Shore shews the Eastern Battery, George & Cornwallis Islands, Thrum-Cap &c. to the Sea off Chebucto Head; / Representation d'une Partie de la Ville & Port de Halifax, dans la Nouvelle Ecosse, prit du bas de la Rue de Prince, / vis a vis la Rivage & montre la Batterie a l'Orient, les Isles de George & Cornwallis, vis a vis la point de la Mer de Chebuct. / Is most humbly INSCRIBED by his LORDSHIP'S most devoted Servant R. Short. / Published Ap. 25th 1777 by Iohn Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.; l.l. (key, but no key numberals in the view): 1 Pontack's. 2 Governor's Summer House & Gardens. 3 Work House.; l.r. (key): 1 La Cabaret de Pontaque. 2 La Maison de Campagne & Jardin du Gouverneur. 3 L'Hospital pour les Pauvres.
Nov 9 1988
One of six Halifax views first published by Short in 1764. Republished by Boydell in 1777 (Accs. JRR 48-9, 51-3, 2199) and again somewhat later (Accs. X76-19 to 23 & 52).
Serres' oil is in Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (D.B. Webster, Georgian Canada, 1984, no. 4, illus.)

Publisher

Short, Richard, fl. 1747-1766

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Etching on wove paper

Extent

329 x 504; 370 x 529; 395 x 564 mm

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

X 76-22 Cab IV (Short)