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— by MaryEllen Weller-Smith
In 1869, a young mother living in Montreal, Québec, an accomplished artist married to a Hudson’s Bay Company officer, learned that her painting Canoes in a Fog, Lake Superior was accepted for the annual Royal Academy exhibition in London. One of the premier events of the London social season, it was the ultimate expression of the Victorian passion for art. Everyone attended; Queen Victoria visited the 1869 exhibition five times.
Imagine yourself part of 1869 London society, entering the brand new galleries at Burlington House, and viewing landscapes of the English countryside, portraits of nobles or other important persons, scenes of hunting, horses, seascapes and sailing ships, or great military battles—and then seeing these three canoes paddled by exotically dressed voyageurs heading into Lake Superior’s misty unknown. It caused comment. The Prince of…
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