Discrete item LA.SC129 - Maud Yarker Sketchbook

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Maud Yarker Sketchbook


  • [191-]? (Creation)

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1 sketchbook : cloth cover, pencil sheath ; 14 x 23 x 1 cm

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Biographical history

Maud Eleanor Yarker (1867-1912) was a Canadian painter who was born in the province of Ontario and lived in the Toronto area. She died in Toronto (in the former York, Ont.) in 1912.

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The sketchbook contains 27 naturalistic watercolours of Canadian wildflowers painted by Maud Yarker, with 1 partial (torn) sheet of watercolour possibly detached from another sketchbook.

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No further accruals are expected.

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The content of this item is in the public domain. Permission of the Art Gallery of Ontario is required for publication.

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  • English

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Variations in title:
Cover title (handwritten): Canadian wild flowers painted by Maud Yarker.

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Title based on the cover title of the item.

Physical description:
Item has label of manufacturer “Reeves & Sons Ld, London” on front pastedown.

Immediate source of acquisition:
The sketchbook was transferred within the AGO in 2008.

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Prepared by Gary Fitzgibbon, 2017. Prepared, uploaded and adapted by Nirvana Chainani, 2019


  • English



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