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View of Halifax from Davis's Mill

View of Halifax from Davis's Mill

Artist: Parkyns, George Isham.

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1801

Shelfmark: K.Top 119

Item number: 79.b

Length: 37.3

Width: 58.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of Halifax in Nova Scotia by George Isham Parkyns. Halifax was a settlement founded by the British in 1749. It had a well protected harbour which made it an ideal centre for naval military operations. In 1758 a large dockyard area was built and in 1759, the harbour was used as a base for the British campaign against the French at Fort Louisbourg. George Isham Parkyns (1749-1820), was an English artist who served in the British Army (Nottinghamshire Militia) during the American War of Independence.

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