Miniature Portrait of Captain John Brock


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Image
Item Type:
Miniatures (Paintings)
Description:
A miniature portrait of Captain John Brock, 81st Regiment of Foot.

There is an inscription on parchment attached to the reverse which reads “Major Gen. Sir Isaac Brock Lieut. Govenor of Upper Canada Fell at Queenston Heights on 13th Oct 1812” “The Hero of Canada”. Above this inscription is a picture of an Indian on a battlement, holding what appears to be a tomahawk. Directly below this picture is a banner with the word “Canada” on it. The entire inscription is surrounded by a braided lock of hair which is enclosed in the case.

This inscription contains a number of historical inaccuracies. The portrait also shows the buttons of the 81st Regiment. Sir Isaac Brock belonged to the 49th Regiment of Foot. It has thus been determined that the portrait is not of Isaac Brock but of his brother John.
Dimensions:
Width: 2.75 in
Height: 3.25 in
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
BC – 024 – 6-1-1
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Brock University Archives
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

James A. Gibson Library,

Brock University,

500 Glenridge Avenue,

St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1

Telephone: 905-688-5550 x3264

Miniature Portrait of Captain John Brock
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Miniature Portrait of Captain John Brock


A miniature portrait of Captain John Brock, 81st Regiment of Foot.

There is an inscription on parchment attached to the reverse which reads “Major Gen. Sir Isaac Brock Lieut. Govenor of Upper Canada Fell at Queenston Heights on 13th Oct 1812” “The Hero of Canada”. Above this inscription is a picture of an Indian on a battlement, holding what appears to be a tomahawk. Directly below this picture is a banner with the word “Canada” on it. The entire inscription is surrounded by a braided lock of hair which is enclosed in the case.

This inscription contains a number of historical inaccuracies. The portrait also shows the buttons of the 81st Regiment. Sir Isaac Brock belonged to the 49th Regiment of Foot. It has thus been determined that the portrait is not of Isaac Brock but of his brother John.