William Dow, Whitby, Ontario, c.1854
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
This is a hand coloured portrait of William Dow, made in 1854 or 1855 by Hoppner Francis Meyer in Toronto. Dow came from Banffshire, Scotland, in 1832 and settled in Whitby at Glen Dhu farm. It is a copy of a b&w image already in the Whitby Archives collection. I was told the image was a hand coloured lithograph made for each of his children and that back in the 1980s three copies were known to exist: one from John Dow to Herb Dow in Regina; one from Thomas Dow to Ben Fleming in Ottawa, and my copy which came down to me from Robina Dow (m. Jonathan Foote MD) through their granddaughter Helen Robina Foote. Meyer was active 1832 to 1862 and was named after the famous English portrait painter John Hoppner.
Date of Original
c.1854
Subject(s)
Collection
Community Snapshots
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.9024551784864 Longitude: -78.9335566455078
Donor
Christopher Walters
Creative Commons licence
by-nc-sa [more details]
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Whitby Public Library
Email:archives@whitbylibrary.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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William Dow, Whitby, Ontario, c.1854


This is a hand coloured portrait of William Dow, made in 1854 or 1855 by Hoppner Francis Meyer in Toronto. Dow came from Banffshire, Scotland, in 1832 and settled in Whitby at Glen Dhu farm. It is a copy of a b&w image already in the Whitby Archives collection. I was told the image was a hand coloured lithograph made for each of his children and that back in the 1980s three copies were known to exist: one from John Dow to Herb Dow in Regina; one from Thomas Dow to Ben Fleming in Ottawa, and my copy which came down to me from Robina Dow (m. Jonathan Foote MD) through their granddaughter Helen Robina Foote. Meyer was active 1832 to 1862 and was named after the famous English portrait painter John Hoppner.