Portrait of Peter Perry, 1836


Description
Creator:
Cook, Nelson, Artist
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Paintings
Description:
A black and white portrait painting of Peter Perry. The portrait was painted by Nelson Cook at Toronto, Ontario in 1836. It is signed and dated on the back by Mr. Cook.
Notes:
Mr. Cook painted two portraits, one of Peter Perry and one of his wife, Mary Ham Perry. The paintings were donated to the Town of Whitby by the decedents of Peter Perry, Mr. R. L. Cowan and family of Bracebridge, Ontario in July 1972. The paintings hung in the Peter Perry home, and later the home of Mr. Perry's oldest son, Robert E. Perry. Robert took the paintings to Bracebridge when he moved there in 1871 and they remained there until 1971. When the paintings were donated they were in need of some restoration which was completed by S.A. Landymore of Ajax, Ontario. The paintings are hanging in the Whitby Centennial Building located at 416 Centre Street South, Whitby.

Peter perry was born on November 14, 1792 at Ernestown, Lennox and Addington County, Upper Canada. He lived in what is now known as Whitby from 1836 to 1851. He was a member of parliament for the Reform party from 1824 to 1836 and from 1849 to 1851. He was responsible for developing Whitby Harbour and the road from the harbour to Georgian Bay and started the proceedings to form Ontario County. He established the village of Perry's Corners at Brock Street and Dundas Street in 1836 and the village of Port Perry in the late 1840s. He died at Saratoga Springs, New York on August 24, 1851. He is buried at Union Cemetery, Oshawa.
Date of Original:
1836
Dimensions:
Width: 10 cm
Height: 12 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 10cm
Image Height: 12cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
31-001-001
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Portrait of Peter Perry, 1836
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Portrait of Peter Perry, 1836


A black and white portrait painting of Peter Perry. The portrait was painted by Nelson Cook at Toronto, Ontario in 1836. It is signed and dated on the back by Mr. Cook.