M975.73 | Portrait of Mrs. James Burns and daughter Margaret

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Painting, miniature
Portrait of Mrs. James Burns and daughter Margaret
Samuel Palmer
About 1844, 19th century
Watercolour, gouache and arabic gum on ivory
10.5 x 8 cm
Gift of Mrs. T. G. Keir
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  female (19035) , Painting (2229) , painting (2227) , portrait (53878)
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Active between 1834 and 1845, Samuel Palmer, the artist who executed this work, was originally from Great Britain. While in Canada, he worked in Saint John, N. B., Montreal and Quebec City. The canvas shows Mrs. James Burns, née Margaret Wilkie, with her daughter Margaret.

Mrs. Burns lived in Quebec City. She is depicted here wearing a black dress whose oval collar and long sleeves recall those of a day dress from 1844 that is presently in the McCord's collection (M971.105.8.1-3).