11 January 2010
Mishka with a Red Coat
Oil on canvas, 2009
Don't think I've shared this one on here. It was in a show at the VAV Gallery in November and has been chosen to be part of the CHIN project linking Canadian museums with artists from Montreal to create works of art inspired by specially chosen, significant pieces from museums around Ottawa. The article I chose was a Loyalist Uniform from the Canadian War Museum.
In 1779, Loyalist soldiers received scarlet uniforms, similar to those worn by British regulars. This one belonged to Lieutenant Jeremiah French of the King's Royal Regiment of New York. The gold buttons bear the regiment's initials. They are arranged in pairs to indicate that French belonged to the 2nd battalion of the regiment. This is one of the oldest complete uniforms in Canada.
Looking forward to the launch!