Catalogue: Prints Displaying Prints number 3083;
Database Type: Prints
Item ID Number: 3083;

Print Number 3083 
Painter Robert Harris 
Title The Fathers of Confederation 
Date c.1890 
Place of Publication Canada 
Image Size (mm) 475 x 835 
Image Size (Inches) 18.70 x 32.87 
Paper Size (mm) 540 x 910 
Paper Size (Inches) 21.26 x 35.83 
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Coloring Black & White 
Medium Lithograph 
Condition Backed on an acid free tissue paper for long term preservation,otherwise very good. 
Notes Beautifully framed in period style frame. Robert Harris was a Welsh born Canadian artist most known for his portrait of The Fathers of the Confederation. He was commissioned to do the painting early in his career in 1883 and established his reputation as a portrait artist. He was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Academy. The painting was installed in the original parliment building in 1884 and then it was destroyed by the fire in 1916. The central figure of the painting is Sir John A. MacDonald. He has a document in his hand. George Cartier is sitting to his right. Hector Langevin is sitting across the table. George Brown in the front row. Charles Tupper has a document in his hand. The print is a sepia color lithograph. The lithograph is likely produced circa 1890s. The Fathers are assembled around the large table composed facing the artist. The central figure is that of John A. MacDonald.  
Price (US$) 2500  
Short Description Portraits Political;Views Canada Prince Edward Island;  

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