Artworks and Artists
The Port of Halifax

The Port of Halifax,
c. 1835
, Unknown
oil on canvas
136.3 x 186.3 cm


This painting is a view of the Port of Halifax seen from George Island at dusk. During the 19th century, the English posted for a short time in British North America sometimes commissioned paintings of views that held a particular interest. For Great Britain, Halifax was the main military and administrative centre in the Maritimes.