Lord Dalhousie: Patron and Collector by Rene Villeneuve
4to. pp. 200. profusely illustrated. wrs. Ottawa: The National Gallery of Canada, 2008.
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ISBN-10: 0888848455 / ISBN-13: 9780888848451
George Ramsay, Ninth Earl of Dalhousie, served as Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia (1816 1820), then as Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1820 1828). During his 12 years in Canada, Dalhousie both commissioned and collected a stunning variety of artworks. Featuring some 130 works from his collection, this publication underscores the patron's unique point of view and his influence on the development of art in Canada. Dalhousie's original eye and diverse interests are highlighted by the array of watercolours and wash drawings, engravings and lithographs, silhouettes, architectural drawings, models, and decorative pieces.