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ELLICE, Katherine Jane

Balbirnie, Fifeshire, 1814
Edinburgh, 1864
Biography synopsis
Katherine Jane Ellice accompanied her husband Edward Ellice to Canada in the early part of the nineteenth century; they were members of Lord Durham's party. Her watercolours depicting the Rebellion of 1837-1838, while she was a resident of Beauharnois, as well as other works representing Quebec, are included in the Katherine Jane Ellice art album, held at the Library and Archives Canada. A copy of her diary is also housed at the Library and Archives Canada. Katherine Ellice studied drawing with John Richard Coke Smyth (1808-1882), who accompanied Lord Durham to Canada.
Media used
File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Frick Art Reference Library, NY

Writings about
Des figures historiques: Jane Ellice et André-Napoléon Montpetit. Montréal: Université du Montréal; Département d'Anthropologie, 1991.
Béland, Mario, ed. "Katherine Jane Ellice." La Peinture au Quebec, 1820-1850: Nouveaux Regards, Nouvelles Perspectives. Quebec: Musée du Québec: Publications du Québec, 1991.
Bell, Michael. Painters in a New Land: From Annapolis Royal to the Klondike. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973.
Boutilier, Alicia & Tobi Bruce. The Artist Herself : Self-portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists / L'artiste elle-même : autoportraits de femmes artistes au Canada. Kingston, ONT.: Agnes Etherinton Art Centre. Hamilton: Art Gallery Hamilton, 2015.
Daignault, Sylvain. "Le Manoir Ellice menacé de démolition." Au Fil du Temps 9.1 (Mar. 2000): 14-15.
Ellice, Edward C. The Family of Ellice in Aberdeenshire: a short memoir. Inverness: 1960.
Filion, Mario, et al. Histoire du Haut-Saint-Laurent. Québec: Les Presses de l'Université de Laval, 2000.
Genest, France and Roland Viau. "Katherine Jane Ellice: Artiste-peintre (1814-1864)." Au Fils du Temps 7.4 (Dec. 1998): 144-150.
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Julien, Yvon. "Trois générations de Ellice dans la Seigneurie ou l'influence du "Family Compact" au Canada." Au Fils du Temps 7.1 (Mar. 1998): 10-13.
McKendry, Blake. Dictionary of Folk Artists in Canada: From the 17th Century to the Present. Elginburg: Blake McKendry, 1988.
Morgan, H. J., ed. Types of Canadian Women and of women who have been connected with Canada. Toronto: W. Briggs, 1903.
Packe, A. H. "A Highland Sketch Book." Country Life (25 Nov. 1949).
Patenaude, Jean-François. "Le Manoir Ellice: Un voyage dans le passé de Beauharnois." Au fil du temps 3.2 (Apr. 1994): 86-92.
Public Archives of Canada. Image of Canada. Ottawa: Information Canada, 1972.
Shields, Carol. "Three Canadian Women: Fiction or Autobiography." Atlantis 4.1 (1978): 49-54.
Stacey, Robert. The Hand Holding the Brush: Self Portraits by Canadian Artists. London, Ontario: London Regional Art Gallery, c1983.

Writings by
Ellice, Jane. English Idylls and Other Poems. London: Macmillan and Co, 1865.
Ellice, Jane, Edited by P. Godsell. The Diary of Jane Ellice. Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1975.
Wentworth, Josie A., ed. Janie Ellice's Recipes 1846-1859. London: Arcadia Press Limited, 1974.

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