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Title: George Heriot: Postmaster-Painter of the Canadas.
Description: Toronto, University of Toronto Press. 1983, First Edition. (ISBN: 0802055842) Hard Cover. Ill.: George Heriot. 310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w reproductions. "George Heriot (1759-1839), a Scot, is best known as a skilled landscape watercolourist and as the contentious deputy postmaster general of British North America from 1800 to 1816. He was also a travel writer and a poet. In this volume, a combination of biography and art history, Gerald Finaly presents, for the first time, a rounded picture of Heriot, revealing his motives and ideals while also illuminating the texture of life in Canada during the early years of settlement. In describing Heriot's several roles as artist, administrator, patriot, spy, Fnley presents a portrait of an eighteenth-century gentleman whose superficial desires were for an active public life but whose deeper yearnings were for a life of contemplation. This volume serves to recognize Heriot's artistic achievement and to accord him the place he deserves in the history of Canadian art and the country itself." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, three small faint stains on rear board. Very Good.

Keywords: George Heriot, Painters, Biography, Artists, Canada, Canadian, Postal Service, Postmasters, Topographical Landscapes, Scotland, War 1812, Canadians, Claude Lorraine, James Pattison Cockburn, Edy-Fisher Prints, J.M. Edy, Hugh Finlay, William Gilpin, Great

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 28534

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