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Emily Carr art collection

  • PR-2378
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1893]-1945

The collection consists of artwork created or acquired by Emily Carr between ca. 1893 and 1945. This collection was acquired by the BC Archives over many years through donations and purchases. It includes sketchbooks, paintings and other artworks.

Carr, Emily, 1871-1945

Kendall & I [funny book]

MS-3326 consists of one funny book, created by Emily Carr in 1901. The funny book is comprised of seven pairs of works, which consist of graphite and ink drawings with accompanying hand-written verse. The work details the shared adventure of Carr ...

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 wakeBy Kendal who my pillows shake,Will you get up you lazy Carr?The sun o'er chimney-pots a farIs rising and tis deep transgressionTo sle...

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 gongFixing ties belts and collars we hurry along.And down the long staircase hurridly flockGiving poor Mrs. Dodd a considerable shockFor every mor...

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 bussBecause we had not change withQuoth Kendal, "Carr you are a foolTo take with you that stupid stoolI've got a bag of caramels,To eat w...

Saith Kendal (...)

Item consists of 1 drawing and 1 set of verse.Full text of verse [sic]:Saith Kendal "Wont you Bobbey pleaseShew 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 ...

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 fightKendal pounded the poor Bobbey with all of her puny might,For the Bobbey pushed her back for some much belated swellsAnd she ...

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

Item consists of 1 drawing and 1 set of verse.Full text of verse [sic]:On our tippest, tippest, tiptoesWith our necks stretch nigh to crack,It is coming, we are watchingOpened eyes and stiffened backI saw a corner of the pallAnd Kendal saw the Kai...

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 badBoth for Kendal and for meI lay in bed, with an aching headShe wearily brought me tea,And we talked it over gravelyAll the squeezing and the pain...

Skidigate [Sic]

The item consists of an oil on canvas painting set within a wooden frame designed by Lawren Harris affixed by the executors of Carr's estate.

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