M389 | Sir James Henry Craig

 
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Sir James Henry Craig
Gerritt Schipper
About 1808-1810, 19th century
Pastel on paper
16 x 13 cm
Gift of Mr. David Ross McCord
M389
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Drawing (18637) , drawing (18379) , male (26812) , portrait (53878)
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Born in 1748 in Gibraltar, Sir James Henry Craig was an officer, administrator and, from 1807 to 1811, governor general of Canada. A small man with an abundance of charisma, he was well liked by many, and seen as controversial by others. Two pastel drawings of Craig are still in existence, this one, by Gerritt Schipper, and another by William von Moll Bercy, which is in the collection of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.