Over the course of the book s history lesson, the reader meets a cast of intriguing characters. But how can this mother of eight manage an art career and her role as society lady in victorian montreal. Frances annes husband, edward martin hopkins, a widower with three. Thomas schultze has written an extensively annotated book of hopkinss work, which was published by penumbra press in spring 2008. Canoe manned by voyagers passing a waterfall 22 x 11 image on 28 x. Images from canada 9781897323380 by thomas schultze and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at. I had seen this only once previously at a university library so was very glad to get it in this condition and at this price. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. Voyageurs national park was established for the purpose of preserving the outstanding scenery, geological conditions, and waterway system which constituted a part of the historic route of the voyageurs who. Independent spirit celebrates women artists in canada from the eighteenth century to the midtwentieth century. This is a rare book catalog of frances anne hopkins work. Learn about the artist and find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices.
Frances anne hopkins 18381919 was a british artist whose canoe travels throughout canada with her husband, hbc official edward hopkins, inspired her to. Fine art, prints, canada, lake superior, frances anne hopkins. Canoe lady a novel of artist frances anne hopkins years. She was an english artist, active from 1867 to 1914. The rise of the synthetic canoe canoe patents canoes in wartime squarestern canoes 7. The european demand for beaver pelts brought fur traders into the region. Jul 28, 2014 canoe manned by voyageurs passing a waterfall ontario, canada, 1869, by frances anne hopkins. Frances anne hopkins 1st or 2nd february 1836 5 march 1919 was a british and canadian painter.
Thank you so very much for developing this wonderful resource. In the 1860s a young british woman, frances anne hopkins, travels via birch bar. She was the wife of a fur trader the hudsons bay company hbc official edward hopkins. Drawing on rarely seen paintings in private collections, as well as exquisite pieces from public galleries, a. Canoe party around campfire 22 x image on 28 x 22 paper. A novel of artist frances anne hopkins years in canada. Courtesy of national archives of canada chapter four the natural environment in the fur trade era. Voyageurs at dawn, 1871 by frances anne hopkins 18381919 three major influences molded the lives of voyageurs. Canoe manned by voyageurs passing a waterfall ontario.
Im not myself at all offers fascinating discussions of the work of many previously unknown or overlooked artists, while making a significant contribution to the interpretation of betterknown artists such as emily carr, helen mcnicoll, and frances anne hopkins. Britishborn artist frances anne hopkins spent 12 years in canada as the wife of a hudsons bay company official during the closing chapters of canadas fur trade, often travelling with her husband by canoe. The environment and the fur trade experience in voyageurs national park, 17301870. Frederick stapleton beechey, catherine beechey and mary hardy. Frances anne hopkins was born on february 2, 1838 in london, england. Her birth year is widely given as 1838 because her stepgrandchildren in north america named 1838 as her birth year. Frances ann hopkins, the granddaughter of sir william beechey and better known for. Frances anne hopkins fonds, library and archives of canada.
In 1858 they settled in hopkins s house at lachine, lower canada, adjacent to the hbc warehouse and the headquarters of the companys operations. Firstly, their background of frenchcanadian heritage as farmers featured prominently in their jobs as voyageurs. Her huge oil paintings of these adventures capture the colorful voyageur life. In 1858, she married a hudsons bay company official, edward hopkins, whose work took him to north america. Frances anne hopkins was born on february 2 1838, in england, to rearadm. Selfportraits by canadian historical women artists at agnes etherington art centre. Im not myself at all mcgillqueens university press.
Canoes in a fog, lake superior, by the young frances anne hopkins, has become a recurring symbol of the canadian mystique, a visual shorthand for the complexities of the countrys colonial and furtrader past. I had seen this only once previously at a university library so was very glad to get it. New book paddles through history on canoe great lakes echo. She travelled west in the canot du gouverneur, when she journeyed west. Frances married edward martin hopkins in 1858, at age 19. The eleven songs collected by edward ermatinger are folksongs brought to nouvellefrance. Painting by frances anne hopkins entitled canoes in the fog on lake superior.
However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Fur trade and exploration the algonquin fur trade frances anne hopkins 4. Courtesy of national archives of canada special history. In the twentieth century, the canoe became a popular recreational vehicle and remains one today. Canoes in a fog, lake superior by the young frances anne hopkins has become a recurring symbol of the canadian mystique, a visual shorthand for the complexities of the countrys colonial and furtrader past. Frances anne hopkins 2 february 1838 5 march 1919 was an english painter. When she was little, she loved drawing and painting. The artist was the wife of the private secretary to george simpson, the governor of the hudsons bay company. A visual journey into a largely forgotten but rich vein in canadas cultural legacy.
Suffrage stories woman and her sphere dealer in books. Frances hopkins historical records and family trees. Hbc heritage is an internal department of hudsons bay company. Prakash offers a unique and inspired selection of work by women artists. Frances anne hopkins canadian painter, 18381919 guide to pictures of works by frances. Frances anne s husband, edward martin hopkins, a widower with three children, was secretary to sir george simpson, governor of the hudsons bay company. A novel of artist frances anne hopkins years in canada by dot wilson online at alibris. Beechey, frances anne dictionary of canadian biography. In 1869, a young mother living in montreal, quebec, an accomplished artist married to a hudsons 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. Canoes in a fog, lake superior 22 x 12 image on 28 x 21 paper. Frances ann hopkins 18561919 on the river rance, brittany, market day, signed with initials, oils on canvas, 12 x 18 12 hole to canvas artist label verso inscribed with title and f.
She was the third of frederick william beecheys five children. Frances anne hopkins 2 february 1838 5 march 1919 was a british painter. Hopkins, 3 upper berkeley street, portman square w. Canadian scenery le paysage canadien by clark, janet e and robert stacey and a great selection of related books. Frances anne hopkins 1st or 2nd february 1836 5 march 1919 was a british and. A canoe is a lightweight narrow vessel, typically pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel and using a singlebladed paddle in british english, the term canoe can also refer to a kayak, while canoes are then called canadian canoes or open canoes to distinguish them from kayaks. Shooting the rapids 29 x 18 image on 35 x 24 paper. Canoe lady, a novel of artist frances anne hopkins years in canada by dot wilson. May i ask if you have ever run into the name frances anne hopkins mrs. Canoe lady, a novel of artist frances anne hopkins years in canada by dot wilson a copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Johnathampstead on 11 march 1836 parish records, national archives, london. Search amazon for books related to frances anne hopkins. The frances anne hopkins canvas can be sent gallery wrapped and perfectly stretched, wired and ready to hang in canada for the prices below. Birch bark canoes elm bark canoes the oldest birch bark canoe 3.
One of her early paintings, canoes in a fog, lake superior, was selected by the royal academy for exhibition in london while she was a young wife and mother in montreal in 1869. Curators tobi bruce and alicia boutilier installing canoe manned by voyageurs passing a waterfall by frances anne hopkins in the artist herself. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Artist database hopkins, frances anne born england, 1836 died england, 1919 biography synopsis frances anne hopkins nee beechey was probably taught painting at home, because she was an accomplished artist by the time of her marriage in 1858, at the age of 20, to edward martin hopkins.
We are committed to the preservation, education, and promotion of hudsons bay companys history and the ongoing care and maintenance of the companys historical hbc corporate art, artifact, image, and reference collections. Home artist database biobibliographic database hopkins, frances anne. Canoe lady, a novel of artist frances anne hopkins years. While sailing, she was able to sketch extensively, therefore, capturing a now lost way. Who is that woman in the canoe library and archives.474 995 1289 1217 1428 652 594 1241 846 198 185 1414 204 574 135 1129 936 9 1403 99 1438 212 581 1425 944 143 1181 810 875 291 680 482 1508 983 1198 1381 1222 1481 98 587 1421