Pitcher in "British America" pattern with scene "Quebec from the opposite shore of the St. Laurence [sic]" - ROM2006_6649_1

ROM2006_6649_1

Pitcher in "British America" pattern with scene "Quebec from the opposite shore of the St. Laurence [sic]"

Maker: Made by Podmore, Walker & Co. (English, 1834-1859), scene after William Henry Bartlett (English, 1809-1854)
Medium:White earthenware with underglaze transfer-printed decoration
Geography: Tunstall, Staffordshire, England
Date: c. 1845-1855
Dimensions:
31.0 (height) x 22.5 (width) x 15.0 (depth) cm
Object number: 975.338.1
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Trust
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada
Description

The “British America” pattern consists of topographical views based on engravings in the Canadian Scenery Illustrated, after Drawings by W. H. Bartlett, which was published in London in 1842. English illustrator, William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) made his sketches while on a visit to Canada in 1838. Bartlett’s scenes, though embellished and sentimental, form the most comprehensive visual documentation of Canada published up until that time, encompassing imagery from Nova Scotia to Ontario. At least six different Staffordshire potteries made use of Bartlett’s Canadian scenes.

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