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Chinese Boy

Item consists of a watercolour portrait of an unidentified Chinese boy by Emily Carr in 1908. The portrait was painted in Vancouver. It was originally exhibited at the Annual Exhibition, Vancouver Studio Club and School of Art, Haddon Building, Vancouver between May 18 and 20, 1908.

The next few days (...)

Item consists of 1 drawing and 1 set of verse.

Full text of verse [sic]:
The next few days were very bad
Both for Kendal and for me
I lay in bed, with an aching head
She wearily brought me tea,
And we talked it over gravely
All the squeezing and the pain,
And we said, mid a crowd in London,
We would never go again.

On our tippest, tippest, tiptoes (...)

Item consists of 1 drawing and 1 set of verse.

Full text of verse [sic]:
On our tippest, tippest, tiptoes
With our necks stretch nigh to crack,
It is coming, we are watching
Opened eyes and stiffened back

I saw a corner of the pall
And Kendal saw the Kaiser
But what went on before, behind
We both were none the wiser.

Now Kendal and the Bobbey (...)

Item consists of 1 drawing and 1 set of verse.

Full text of verse [sic]:
Now Kendal and the Bobbey had a hot and heavy fight
Kendal pounded the poor Bobbey with all of her puny might,
For the Bobbey pushed her back for some much belated swells
And she struck the sollid Bobbey with her bag of caamels
Mid the scuffle that ensured my stool was borne away
Its services did not avail to raise my height that day
I could not stop to pick it up the crowd was so intense
I only wished I were'nt so short and longed to be immense

Saith Kendal (...)

Item consists of 1 drawing and 1 set of verse.

Full text of verse [sic]:
Saith Kendal "Wont you Bobbey please
Shew us a sport where we can squeeze?"
I stood behind and hid my stool,
Because you know it was the rule,
No chairs or stools should be allowed,
To persons standing in the crowd

The buss man cast us off (...)

Item consists of 1 drawing and 1 set of verse.

Full text of verse [sic]:
The buss man cast us off the buss
Because we had not change with
Quoth Kendal, "Carr you are a fool
To take with you that stupid stool
I've got a bag of caramels,
To eat when not observed by swells."

Dong, Dong goes the deafening gong (...)

Item consists of 1 drawing and 1 set of verse.

Full text of verse [sic]:
Dong, Dong goes the deafening gong
Fixing ties belts and collars we hurry along.
And down the long staircase hurridly flock
Giving poor Mrs. Dodd a considerable shock
For every morning we're always late
For breakfast served at half past eight.

At six o'clock (...)

Item consists of 1 drawing and 1 set of verse.

Full text of verse [sic]:
At six o'clock from sleep I wake
By Kendal who my pillows shake,
Will you get up you lazy Carr?
The sun o'er chimney-pots a far
Is rising and tis deep transgression
To sleep and miss todays procession
Oh, slowly out of bed we rise
With woeful, weary, sleepy eyes,
Tis half-way dark and chilly too
And Kendals nose is red and blue.

Woodland scene

The item consists of 1 unframed watercolour by Emily Carr and depicts a woodland scene, possibly in British Columbia. The title of the work is unknown.

The White Sow of Tregenna Woods, St. Ives [panel 3]

Item consists of one watercolour painting affixed to the third panel of a three-panel booklet (PDP10254). The painting depicts one person (Emily Carr) and a sow walking under an umbrella in the rain, and corresponds to the text of the adjacent poem (PDP10256).

The White Sow of Tregenna Woods, St. Ives [panel 2]

Item consists of one handwritten poem in two pieces. The poem is affixed to the centre panel of a three-panel booklet (PDP10254), with two paintings on either side which illustrate the contents of the poem. Transcript of original text:

*I am a Colonial and have heard the English say

  • "Colonials have no manners," your advice then lend me pray
  • One day my pathway led me into a lonely wood
  • T'was far away but fine the day and good
  • And yet your English climate is full of whims and so
  • Down poured the rain and I must into shelter go
  • I meet another student in the same plight as I
  • The nearest refuge that we find is but an old pigsty
  • A placid Sow lies sleeping upon the scattered straw
  • We enter, and take shelter within the open door
  • She shares with us her little pen, hospitable and kind
  • For full an hour while lasts the shower
  • We warmth and shelter find
  • Once more into that wood I wend my lonely way
  • Once more comes on a heavy shower from the sty I'm far away
  • But today I need not flee my umbrella is with me
  • Now while I shelter thus enjoy I hear a grunt close by
  • Good Mrs. Sow is waddling past the owner of the sty
  • The rain is pouring down her back and dropping from her ears
    *And rolling down her fatted cheeks like showers of briny tears
  • And this is now my question answear Englishman whilt thow?
  • "Should I share my umbrella with that fat and soaking sow?"

The White Sow of Tregenna Woods, St. Ives

Item consists of a three-panel folded booklet with two watercolours and a poem (in two pieces) by Emily Carr, dating from ca. 1902. The booklet describes an adventure she had while sketching in Tregenna Wood at St Ives, Cornwall, England and the images include self portraits. Each aspect of this artwork has been described separately, see: PDP10255; PDP10256; and PDP10257.

Wooden doll

Oil on board painting entitled "Wooden Doll" attributed to Emily Carr, although the piece is not signed by Carr.

Portrait of Emily Carr

Watercolour portrait of Emily Carr by Margaret Gordon, aged approximately seven, who was a pupil of Emily Carr during her time in Vancouver, B.C.

Pottery bowl

Hand modelled pottery bowl wtih double handles, painted with Car's version of a Northwest Coast design. Incised signature on base "Klee Wyck.

British Columbia Forest

The item consists of an oil sketch on paper painted by Emily Carr around 1932. The sketch is mounted on board and is stamped with the Emily Carr estate stamp.

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