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Sketch book

File consists of one sketchbook belonging to Joan Clark. The sketchbook contains 32 artworks in a variety of mediums (graphite and ink sketches, watercolour paintings) presumably created by Joan Clark, although her signature does not appear on the works. Some of the artworks are titled or otherwise identified. Also included within the sketchbook is one sketch in graphite by Max Maynard (PDP03219) which is signed M. Maynard and dated January 9, 1940. The Maynard sketch is the only item within the sketchbook described at the item level.

Indian Designs from Boas

One sketchbook with 30 drawings by Emily Carr. The drawings are of First Nations designs and landscapes including Alert Bay dating from 1930 to 1939. The drawings are copied from illustrations in Franz Boas, Primitive Art, published in Oslo, Norway, 1927. Carr copied them as a means of familiarizing herself with the forms and artistic conventions of First Nations monumental art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. Information matching each sketch to a page in Primitive Art was provided by Carr scholar Dr Gerta Moray and is filed in the documentation file for PDP05647.

Landscape

This item was originally bound as one page in sketchbook PDP08918 which includes
PDP08919 through PDP08962.

Kitwancool

This item was originally bound as one page in sketchbook PDP05755 which includes PDP05756 to PDP05809.

[Engraving of British botanist, Dr. John Lindley, father of Sarah Crease]

Item consists of one portrait (engraving) of Dr. John Lindley, British botanist and father of Sarah Crease (Lindley). The portrait was inspired by a similar portrait of Lindley by Charles Fox (PDP00045). A postcard of an older Dr. John Lindley was found when the portrait was removed from its frame and is kept in the PDP file.

Crease, Sarah (Lindley)

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.

[Churchyard]

The item consists of one watercolour painting by Gwladys Woodward (also spelled Gladys) . The title of the painting is not known but depicts a churchyard. Another painting (PDP10269b) is on the reverse. The painting is not signed.

Woodward, Gladys

Stoney Nakoda Encampment

This print is part of a set of six art prints (PDP02748-PDP02753) published by Austin Marshall Limited in a series they titled, "Children of the Sun." Each print depicts an original artwork by Mildred Valley Thornton and is accompanied by a description written by Thornton.

Railways

This painting depicts the laying of railroad track with trains and Vancouver's skyline in the background. The artwork is one of three paintings (PDP02285, PDP02286, PDP05612) created by the commercial artists cooperative, Western Canadian Brotherhood, that replicate three of twelve murals created for the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco. The Ministry of Trade and Industry commissioned the murals and the three reproductions. Created in the style of Mexican mural artists and US Works Progress Administration artists, the murals depict the industries of 1930s British Columbia. Artist E.J. Hughes, Paul Goranson, and Orville Fisher designed the paintings together to ensure consistency; Fisher was the lead artist for this painting.

Mining, Britannia Beach

This painting depicts a shallow interior tunnel, four miners, and the strata of the pit mine in the background. This painting depicts a shallow interior tunnel, four miners, and the strata of the pit mine in the background. The artwork is one of three paintings (PDP02285, PDP02286, PDP05612) created by the commercial artists cooperative, Western Canadian Brotherhood, that replicate three of twelve murals created for the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco. The Ministry of Trade and Industry commissioned the murals and the three reproductions. Created in the style of Mexican mural artists and US Works Progress Administration artists, the murals depict the industries of 1930s British Columbia. Artist E.J. Hughes, Paul Goranson, and Orville Fisher designed the paintings together to ensure consistency. This painting was designed by Goranson and painted by Hughes.

The Potlatch

This print is part of a set of six art prints (PDP02748-PDP02753) published by Austin Marshall Limited in a series they titled, "Children of the Sun." Each print depicts an original artwork by Mildred Valley Thornton and is accompanied by a description written by Thornton.

Thornton, Mildred Valley (Stinson)

Squamish Activities

This print is part of a set of six art prints (PDP02748-PDP02753) published by Austin Marshall Limited in a series they titled, "Children of the Sun." Each print depicts an original artwork by Mildred Valley Thornton and is accompanied by a description written by Thornton.

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