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Item OS10274 - Simcoe Family Painting

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CA BWGPL LHC-Her-SimGwil-OS10274


Simcoe Family Painting


  • 1793 (Creation)

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On August 24, 1793 the cannons were fired and Toronto renamed York to recognize the victory by the Duke of York over the French in Europe. Elizabeth Gwillim Simcoe's note reads: "There were a party of Ojibway Indians here, who appeared much pleased with the firing. One of them names "Great Sail" took Francis in his arms and was much please to find that the child was not afraid, but delighted with the sound."
This painting was done by C.W. Jeffreys from Imperial Oil Ltd.

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  • English

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