The Port of Halifax, c. 1835 , Unknown oil on canvas 136.3 x 186.3 cm
The city, bathed in a romantic golden light, serves as backdrop to this peaceful scene. Nothing suggests the presence of shipyards or the military.
A movement in Western European art from the early 19th century. It is characterized by the rejection Neoclassicism " the established art of the time " and marked by intense colours, emotions painted in a bold and dramatic manner, complex compositions, soft outlines and sometimes heroic subject matter.