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William J. Weaver

Portrait of a Man Associated with the Ailleboust and Ramesay Seigneuries

Artist

William J. Weaver
England, about 1759 – Savannah, Georgia, 1817

Title

Portrait of a Man Associated with the Ailleboust and Ramesay Seigneuries

Date

About 1815

Materials

Oil on wood

Dimensions

40.8 x 31 cm

Credits

Gift of Simon-Pierre Tardif, inv. 2009.33

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Weaver produced mainly small-format “cabinet” paintings and miniatures. Born in England, he immigrated to New York. He then lived in Halifax and is considered one of Nova Scotia’s first professional painters. The discovery of this Portrait of a Man Associated with the Ailleboust and Ramesay Seigneuries indicates that he also passed through Lower Canada, which suggests how extensive artists’ circulation in North America was in the early 19th century.

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