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FARISH, Sarah Bond

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1807
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1887
Biography synopsis
Farish (Moody) was an amateur artist from a prominent Loyalist family. She took lessons in drawing and watercolour with Joseph B. Comingo from 1816-28. She apparently copied representations of well-known works and also worked from nature and local scenes which have been recognised for their attention to detail. Many of these works have been used to illustrate local history publications. She wrote a travel journal including her sketches of a voyage she made with family from Yarmouth to Toronto via the United States in 1843. She exhibited her work, for which she received a prize, in the Industrial Exhibition in Halifax in 1854. Her few extant works are held in the Yarmouth County Museum as well as the Peter Winkworth Collection at Library and Archives Canada.
Media used
File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada, ON - Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana

Writings about
Buckley, Judy, Lawrason, Jim and John Moody. Journal of Sarah Bond Farish Moody, 1843. Privately published, 2012. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: Privately published, 2012
Byers, Mary, Margaret McBurney. Atlantic Hearth: Early Homes and Families of Nova Scotia. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994
Lawson, J. Murray. Yarmouth Past and Present Yarmouth: Yarmouth Herald Office, 1902
Library and Archives Canada. Rocky Shores and Stormy Seas—The Atlantic Region: Selections from the Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 2009
Mckay, Marylin. Picturing the Land: Narrating Territories in Canadian Landscape Art, 1500-1950. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2011
Sparling, Mary. "Nova Scotia Women and the Ornamental Branches." Great Expectations: the European Vision in Nova Scotia: 1749-1848. Halifax: Mount Saint Vincent University, 1980: 53-72

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