Platter in "British America" pattern with scene "View of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia. From Dartmouth" - ROM2006_6880_1

ROM2006_6880_1

Platter in "British America" pattern with scene "View of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia. From Dartmouth"

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
Dimensions:
8.3 (height) x 55.2 (width) x 44.1 (depth) cm
Object number: 985.173.36
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Thompson
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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