Works of art and graphic material [graphic material]

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    [ca. 1800-1950].
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    [ca. 1800-1950].
    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    41 oil painting oil and pastel.
    61 watercolours.
    1 silk embroidery.
    1 cut and paste silhouette.
    35 drawings charcoal, pencil, ink, pen and ink.
    531 prints mezzotints, wood engraving, lino engraving, lithographs, engravings, etchings, aquatints, photopress prints, photocopies, offset lithographs, photomechanical, photograph, hliogravure, "Tobacco" prints.
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    Series consists of original artworks and reproductions amassed by W.L.M. King throughout his lifetime. It includes portraits and miniatures of family members, political figures and friends, landscapes, city views and genre scenes by J.W.L. Forester, Frank Salisbury and numerous other artists. There are also caricatures by Les Callan, Bob Chambers, Jack Booth, John Collins, David Low, Illinsworth, and E. Knight. The collection includes one album composed of thirty-five watercolours of East Indian gods and a 152 page publication by J. Arthur Lemay entitled "Milles Tetes" which contains 482 heliogravure portraits of notable Canadians such as Arthur Doughty, William Lyon Mackenzie King, O.D. Skelton and Duncan Campbell Scott. In addition, the series contains a print entitled "The Founding of Australia", two "Tobacco" prints of Sir Wilfrid Laurier by J.W.L. Forester and assorted material, 1908-1948, largely consisting of reproductions of design proposals for various commemorative monuments/squares. These include reproductions of various drawings for the proposed National War Memorial Terrace by Jacques Gréber; reproductions of drawings of Ottawa views, the Senate Chamber floorplan, an etching of the Peace Tower by John A. Parson, a design for a proposed commemorative square in Ottawa by W. Chalmers and a design for the Terrrace Wall at the Parliament Buildings by Marshall Wood. There are also ceremonial dinner menus by Derso and Kelen for a League of Nationals dinner held in Switzerland, some poster type material relating to war savings, pulp and paper industry, etc; reproductions of paintings and of coats-of-arms and postcards.
    Finding aid:
    Photo (accession 1964-087 PIC): (Paper) Item level descriptions in accession file. (Restrictions not set)

    Art (accession 1971-064 PIC): (Paper) See art storage catalogue sheets for item level descriptions.

    Art (accession 1971-065 PIC): (Paper) Descriptions available in accession binder no. 6, 1971.

    (Electronic) Item level descriptions available online.

    Art (Accession 1967-093) (Electronic) (90 90: Open)

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    General Note:
    Material was donated by William Lyon Mackenzie King or his estate and transferred directly from Laurier House.
    Exhibitions note:
    Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories 1: A National Archives of Canada Exhibition [125th Anniversary of the National Archives]. Curator: Martin Tétreault, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1997.05.14-1998.01.31 (Item: Photo-Laurier, C-044347)
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