Comport in "British America" pattern with scene "Fredericton, New Brunswick" - ROM2006_6560_1


Comport in "British America" pattern with scene "Fredericton, New Brunswick"

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 in blue
Geography: Tunstall, Staffordshire, England
Date: c. 1845-1855
13.5 (height) x 31.0 (width) x 24.5 (depth) cm
Object number: 971.275
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Trust
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada

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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