Item PDP00635 - Roots

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Emily Carr

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  • Source of title proper: Title utilized as early as 1962
  • Statements of responsibility: signed Emily Carr lower right

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  • 1933 - 1939 (Creation)

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1 painting : oil on canvas; 110.5 cm. x 61.3 cm.

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Estate of the artist, Victoria, 1945

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

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Purchased from the artist's estate by the Government of British Columbia, Victoria, 1945.


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This item is one of seven paintings purchased from the estate by the Province in 1945.
PDP00583, PDP00586, PDP00633, PDP00635, PDP00636, PDP02145, PDP002146.

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Archives code(s): PDP00635;

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  1. The World of Emily Carr a new exhibition of her paintings from the Newcombe Collection, Hudson's Bay Company, Victoria and Vancouver.
  2. Emily Carr: The Mature Years – Les Années de Maturité organized by Canada House, London , England travelling to Centre Culturel Canadien/Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France.
  3. Emily Carr National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
    1990-1991. The Logic of Ecstasy organized by the London Regional Art and Historical Museums (Museum London) travelling to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton and the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax.
  4. The Informing Spirit: Art of the American Southwest and West Coast Canada, 1925-1945. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario and tour to Vancouver, Colorado Springs and Charleston, USA.
  5. Three West Coast Women at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC.
    2001-2002 Emily Carr: Eccentric, Artist, Author, Genius, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.
    2001-2002. Carr, O’Keefe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg travelling to the Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Women in Art, Washington and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
    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.

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  • Box: PDP00635