Item PDP03665 - Adam and Eve rug

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Adam and Eve rug

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Emily Carr

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  • Source of title proper: Title provided by owner, Flora Hamilton Burns.
  • Statements of responsibility: This rug was made for Emily Carr's sister, Lizzie, who refused to use it so Emily Carr later gave it to Flora Hamilton Burns.

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  • [1924] (Creation)

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1 object: textile- wool on burlap hand hooked rug; 51.0 cm x 89.0 cm (varies)

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Made by Emily Carr as a gift for her sister Lizzie, who was a pious woman. Apparently Lizzie was shocked at the idea of dogs or any one walking on Adam and Eve, she refused the gift. Carr then later gave it to her friend and "listening lady" Flora Hamilton Burns.

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One wool and burlap hand-hooked rug.

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Donated 9 November 1977 by Mr and Mrs T.H. Burns for Miss Flora Burns.


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Archives code(s): PDP03665.

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1977-1991. Various exhibitions at the Emily Carr Gallery, B.C. Archives, Emily Carr Gallery.

  1. Structured Compositions, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
    2001-2002. Emily Carr: Eccentric, Artist, Author, Genius, Royal British Columbia Museum.
    2020-2021. Everyday Emily Carr. Royal BC Museum.

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  • Box: PDP03665