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'Almost true': Peter Rindisbacher’s early images of Rupert’s Land, 1821-26

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This article examines early watercolours and sketches by Peter Rindisbacher, who in 1821, emigrated with his family from Switzerland to the Red River Settlement in Winnipeg, Canada. Rindisbacher's work has been praised, and made use of, for its detailed renderings of clothing and objects typical of the Northwestern fur trade. The article examines both the materiality of the images and the materiality within them, in order to understand his European mindset and training and consider their impl...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Art History Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
516–544
Publication date:
2009-06-01
Acceptance date:
2009-01-01
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pubs:657305
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uuid:f3060966-19b5-4ba4-88d8-f4f69b4a7b9c
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pubs:657305
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2016-11-05

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