Arriving with his young family in newly incorporated Victoria in 1863, Richard Carr purchased 10 acres of land in fashionable James Bay, where he built a gracious home of imported California redwood in the Italianate style. The former Hudson’s Bay Company fort, a trading outpost established by then Chief Factor James Douglas on Vancouver Island in 1843, was the nucleus of what eventually became the city of Victoria. Living across the harbour, Emily found the vistas from nearby Beacon Hill Park particularly accessible, and used the subject of landscape throughout her artistic career.
These views haven't changed dramatically since they were painted - as you can see from the related images from 2007.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
19th/20th Century
Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA
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