Valuable addition to the Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to provide you with a sneak preview of its latest acquisition of ten items from the Winkworth Collection purchased from auctioneer Christie’s in London, England, on April 1, 2015.
  • By Gloucester Pool (on the Severn River) [Ontario] with inscription 'drawings of Mrs Simcoe's on the bark of the birch tree in Canada' on a label attached to the backing paper pen and grey wash on birch bark oval 4 x 6in. (10.2 x 15.2cm.)

    By Gloucester Pool (on the Severn River) [Ontario] with inscription 'drawings of Mrs Simcoe's on the bark of the birch tree in Canada' on a label attached to the backing paper pen and grey wash on birch bark oval 4 x 6in. (10.2 x 15.2cm.)

  • Journal of a tour in Canada, the United States and Jamaica, 1833-1835.

    Journal of a tour in Canada, the United States and Jamaica, 1833-1835.

  • 'Deer shooting at a Portage - Canada 1831'; and 'A Canadian Settler House - 1831' the first titled and dated 'Deer shooting at a Portage - Canada 31', both signed with initials, inscribed as titled and dated on the mounts pencil, sepia and blue wash on paper 11.5 x 14.25in. (29.2 x 36.1cm.)

    'Deer shooting at a Portage - Canada 1831'; and 'A Canadian Settler House - 1831' the first titled and dated 'Deer shooting at a Portage - Canada 31', both signed with initials, inscribed as titled and dated on the mounts pencil, sepia and blue wash on paper 11.5 x 14.25in. (29.2 x 36.1cm.)

  • Beauport, 1810 watercolour on paper 4.75 x 6.75in. (12.1 x 17.3cm.)

    Beauport, 1810 watercolour on paper 4.75 x 6.75in. (12.1 x 17.3cm.)

  • River St Charles, 1810 signed, inscribed and dated 'View on the River St Charles. / Geo Heriot 1810' on the reverse watercolour on paper 5.25 x 6.75in. (13.3 x 17.3cm.) There is a pencil sketch of a ruin on the reverse.

    River St Charles, 1810 signed, inscribed and dated 'View on the River St Charles. / Geo Heriot 1810' on the reverse watercolour on paper 5.25 x 6.75in. (13.3 x 17.3cm.) There is a pencil sketch of a ruin on the reverse.

  • Observatoire à la Montagne [Montreal] signed 'Georges Delfosse' (lower right), with title and numbered 39 on the reverse oil on board 9 x 14.25in. (22.8 x 36.2cm.)

    Observatoire à la Montagne [Montreal] signed 'Georges Delfosse' (lower right), with title and numbered 39 on the reverse oil on board 9 x 14.25in. (22.8 x 36.2cm.)

  • The Waverly gold fields, Nova Scotia

    The Waverly gold fields, Nova Scotia oil on canvas 18.25 x 28.75in. (46.3 x 73cm.)

  • Fish Hatchery, Newcastle, New Brunswick

    Fish Hatchery, Newcastle, New Brunswick signed and dated 'E. Shrapnel. A.R.C.A. / 1883' (lower right) oil on canvas 36 x 60in. (91.4 x 152.3cm.)

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