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Helen Galloway McNicoll

Under the Shadow of the Tent

Artist

Helen Galloway McNicoll
Toronto 1879 – Swanage, England, 1915

Title

Under the Shadow of the Tent

Date

1914

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

83.5 x 101.2 cm

Credits

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David McNicoll, inv. 1915.122

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Here, McNicoll explores an aspect of feminine intimacy she often treated. The light colour of this broadly brushed seaside scene, the shadows with warm tonalities and the overhead view of the two women concentrating on their activities contribute to this psychological and social portrait of the status of middle-class women in the early 20th century.

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