Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)
|Great Canadian Heritage Treasure||An extremely rare treasure recently turned up in Toronto, displaying another side of Great Canadian writer Susanna Moodie, which few Canadians - even those who read her books - are aware of: her immense talent for painting.
In fact probably Canada's most famous and most beloved paintings, of the 19th century, were the fabulous and huge pictures of voyageur canoes by Frances Ann Hopkins.)
Goldfinches, below, is another watercolour of a number in the National Archives which Susanna painted in the period.
Below with husband Dunbar on the porch of their Belleville, Ontario home. Beside her is her daughter Agnes Fitzgibbon Chamberlin who inherited her mother's talent for painting.
|Ladyslippers, Susanna Moodie, 1874|
|Orig. wc on board - Size - 30 x 38 cm
Found - Toronto, ON
Signed - "Susanna Moodie, Lakefield, North Douro, 1874"