Series PDP06165 - Scene from a ball. Carr on left with two friends in their finery looking sadly at three empty chairs.

We Both Think Of Leaving: Comparisons Are Odious But Amuseing. "Aunt Fay" and Chinese servant "Aunt Fay" and Emily Carr.
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Scene from a ball. Carr on left with two friends in their finery looking sadly at three empty chairs.

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Emily Carr

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  • [1901-1909] (Creation)

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1 painting: watercolour and gouache on paper; 32.5 cm x 23.5 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 sketchbook is among the materials that came via descent from Carr to Phylis Inglis.
The Inglis collection consists of Emily Carr art and papers purchased from Phylis Dilworth Inglis by the National Museums of Canada in 1976 and presented to the Provincial Archives of British Columbia in 1985.

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One painting depicting Carr and others.

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Received from the National Museums of Canada, 1985.


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MS-2181 comprises the textual and published material from 85-158, the accession number of the transfer from the National Museums of Canada.

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Archives code(s): PDP06165.

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Accession number(s): 198607-001

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1985-1991. Various exhibitions at the Emily Carr Gallery, BC Archives, 1107 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC.

  1. The Acerbic Emily Carr. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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PDP06165 and PDP06166 appear part of a series- contrasting the popular and not so popular unmarried women at a ball.

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  • Box: PDP06165