Item PDP02158 - Ada and Louisa outside Cedar Canim's house, Itedsu

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Ada and Louisa outside Cedar Canim's house, Itedsu

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Cedar Cannibal House, Ucluelet.

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Emily Carr

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on Carr's caption for PDP00615 the graphite preliminary sketch.
  • Statements of responsibility: Signed "M. Emily Carr Ucluelet BC" in red ink lower right front.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: The parallel title was a misreading of Carr's handwritten inscription in 1961-1962. For over a decade this title was in place and also on print reproductions created for sale.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: Carr's Idetsu is her phonetic transcription of what she heard the settlement referenced as. It is also spelled: Hiitats'uu and is located on the bay across from Ucluelet, next to the white settlement of Port Albion.

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  • 1899 (Creation)

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1 watercolour; watercolour on paper; 17.8 cm x 25.4 cm.

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Purchased by or given by Carr to William Arnold Newcombe.

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One watercolour painting of two girls in front of community house.

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Purchased by the Government of British Columbia from the estate of W.A. Newcombe, 1961.


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Archives code(s): PDP02158; Previously numbered as NC 8.

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Accession number(s): 196104-001

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  1. The World of Emily Carr a new exhibition of her paintings from the Newcombe Collection, Hudson's Bay Company, Victoria and Vancouver.
    1977-1991. Various exhibitions at the Emily Carr Gallery, B.C. Archives, 1107 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC.
    1986-1987. Carr Native Portraits, McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario.
  2. Emily Carr, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
  3. Emily Carr in France, Vancouver Art Gallery.
  4. Structured Compositions, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
  5. Emily Comes Home, Richard Carr House, 207 Government Street, Victoria, BC.
  6. A Woman’s Place. Maltwood Art Gallery, University of Victoria.
    2011-2012. On the Edge of Nowhere. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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