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When the world is middling fair; when the world gets one too much
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- Source of title proper: Title in Carr's hand is for the paper support upon which are two watercolours and poems of the diptych
- Statements of responsibility: The artist is known to be Emily Carr
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1 supporting paper card stock for two watercolours and a poem; 71.1 cm x 37.1 cm
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Received by bequest from Carr to her literary executor and friend, Ira Dilworth. This sketchbook along with other sketchbooks, drawings, watercolours, textual materials and books was housed in Carr's old steamer trunk.
When Dilworth died he bequeathed this material to his two adopted daughters (and nieces), Phylis Inglis and Edna Parnall who divided the material between themselves.
This item is among the materials that came via descent from Carr to Edna Parnall.
The Parnall collection consists of Emily Carr art and papers presented to the British Columbia Archives in 1989.
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One diptych with captions. Carr has depicted in both as the centre figure alongside two women with whom she must try to get along. This probably dates from her time in England.
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Received from Edna Parnall, 1989.
PDP09026 is the support for PDP09018 and PDP09019.
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MS-2763 comprises the textual and published material from 89-081, the accession number of the donation from Edna Parnall.
Archives code(s): PDP09026.
Accession number(s): 198908-002
1989-1991. Various exhibitions at the Emily Carr Gallery, BC Archives, 1107 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC.
2001-2002. Emily Carr: Artist, Author, Eccentric, Genius. Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC.
2006-2008. Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon collaboration between the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa travelling to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.
- Intimate Glimpses: The Early Years of Emily Carr, Royal British Columbia Museum, Wing Sang Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2020-2021. Everyday Emily Carr. Royal BC Museum.
When the world is middling fair; Sit upon a rocking chair; Hold your wool and cow-pins square; And knit
When the world gets one too much; And that one's a madam Dutch; Grasp the cow-pins in firm clutch; And hit!
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- Carr, Emily, 1871-1945 (Subject)
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