Nova Scotia Archives

Mi'kmaw Community Gatherings

Portraits and Portrayals

Mary Sparling and Scott Robson have used the concept of 'picturesque beauty' as a central theme in their book, Great Expectations: The European Vision in Nova Scotia 1749-1848 (1980). The term was first coined by the Reverend William Gilpin, a clergyman and traveller through the British Isles in the mid-1800s, who also practised landscape drawing and "was concerned to show ordinary people in a union with nature." According to Sparling and Robson, this artistic style was also popular in Nova Scotia, where "Although often over-romanticized, close-up views of farmers and Indians in their everyday life became popular subjects for artists and their clients."


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"Commissioner's House in the Naval Yard, Halifax"
Date: 1804
Engraver: Wells
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 225

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"Perspective View of the Province House Building, 1819"
Date: 1819
Artist: J.E. Woolford
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 603

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"Interior of a Wig-wam"
Date: 1837
Artist: Robert Petley
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 57

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"A Forest Road, Summer"
Date: 1863
Artist: Campbell Hardy
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 139

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Mikmaq200100096
Mi'kmaq encampment at Tuft's Cove
Date: ca. 1837
Artist: anonymous
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 468

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"The General's Bridge near Annapolis"
Date: 1842
Artist: William H. Bartlett.
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 57

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"Micmac Encampment"
Date: ca. 1860
Artist: anonymous
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 335

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"Presentation to the Marquis of Lorne of Micmac Indians in the Council Chamber of the Provincial Building, Halifax, November 26th, 1878"
Date: 1878
Artist: H.A. Ogden
Reference no.: Prints Old and Rare Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1997-233, no. 6

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Mi'kmaq woman making basket
Date: 1800s
Artist: anonymous
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 52

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Mi'kmaq man and woman
Date: 1800s
Artist: anonymous
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 58

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Three Mi'kmaq women with child
Date: 1800s
Artist: anonymous
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 59

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Mikmaq200100103
"Indian Camp"
Date: ca. 1900
Artist: Eleanor Whiston
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1979-147, no. 82

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