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HALE, Elizabeth Frances Amherst

Walcot, England, 1774
Quebec City, Quebec, 1826
Biography synopsis
Elizabeth Frances Amherst Hale was a trained artist. She was the sister of William Pitt, Earl of Amherts. she married John Hale in 1798, and they came to Canada by 1793. She had 8 sons and 4 daughters. She painted landscapes as well as habitants and natives.
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File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Eastern Townships Resource Centre Archival & Photo Collection, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON

Writings about
"Died." Quebec Mercury 20 Jun. 1826.
"La Famille Hale." Bulletin des recherches historiques 38 (Dec. 1932): 750-51.
"On Saturday..." Quebec Gazette 11 Jul. 1799.
"Port of Quebec." Quebec Gazette 13 Jun. 1816.
Béland, Mario. "Elizabeth Frances Hale: 1774-1826." La Peinture au Québec 1820-1850: Nouveaux Regards, Nouvelles Perspectives. Québec: Musée du Québec, 1991: 277-282.
Bell, Michael. Painters in a New Land: From Annapolis Royal to the Klondike. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973.
Coates, Colin. "A Picturesque Landscape." The Metamorphoses of Landscape and Community in Early Quebec. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000: 144-161.
Coates, Colin M. "Like 'The Thames Towards Putney': The Appropriation of Landscape in Lower Canada." Canadian Historical Review 74.1 (1993): 317-343.
Cockburn, James Pattison. The last "lion": Rambles in Quebec with James Pattison Cockburn, incorporating Quebec and its environs, a reproduction of the 1831 guidebook. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1978.
Cooke, W. Martha E. W. H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana: Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, Manoir Richelieu Collection. Ottawa: Public Archives of Canada, 1983.
English, John, ed. Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Ottawa: Libraries and Archives Canada, 2008
Finley, Gerald E. George Heriot: Postmaster-painter of the Canadas. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983.
Gignac, Gilbert. "Elizabeth Frances Hale." La Peinture au Québec, 1820-1850. Quebec: Musée du Québec, 1991: 276-282.
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Kobayashi, Terry and Michael Bird. A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists. Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1985.
Korda, Andrea. "Femininity, the Picturesque, and the Canadian Landscape: The Drawings and Watercolours of Elizabeth Simcoe and Elizabeth Hale." Atlantis 30.2 (2006): 8-21.
Lamarche, Helene. "Elizabeth Frances Hale, seigneuresse [de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade] et artiste." Mémoires de la Société généalogique canadienne-française 55.2 (Summer 2004):125-127.
Martin, Sandra. "Rhyme and Reason: St. Lawrence yields centuries of fascinating women." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 10 Jul. 2002: 1.
McKendry, Blake. A to Z of Canadian Art: Artists and Art Terms. Kingston: B. McKendry, 1997.
McKendry, Blake. Dictionary of Folk Artists in Canada: From the 17th Century to the Present. Elginburg: Blake McKendry, 1988.
Musee du Quebec. La Collection des dessins et estampes: 80 oeuvres choisies. Quebec: Musee du Quebec, 1991.
Musee du Quebec. "Les artistes: Hale, Elizabeth Frances." Paysages: Agenda d'art 1990. Quebec: Musee du Quebec, 1990.
Orlebar, Frances Hale. "Memories." Island 43 (Spring/Summer 1998): 31-39.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
Sotheby and Co. (Canada). Canadian Art At Auction 1968-1975. Toronto: Sotheby and Co, 1975.
Timperlake, J., compiler. Illustrated Toronto: Past and Present Toronto: P.A. Gross, 1877.

Writings by
Hale, Elizabeth Frances. The Rising Country: the Hale-Amherst Correspondence, 1799-1825. Toronto: Champlain Society, 2002.

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