Brushing It In the Rough: Women, Art & Nineteenth-century Canada | Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, Level 1

  • Etching of Uncle Waish-ky's Lodge at Sault Ste Marie
    "Uncle Waish-ky’s Lodge at the Sault Ste Marie, near Lake Superior." Anna Jameson, 1837-38.
  • Etching of a voyage down Lake Huron in a canoe
    "Voyage down Lake Huron, in a Canoe." Anna Jameson, 1837-38.
  • Watercolour painting of a bouquet of morning glory and honeysuckle flowers
    "Morning Glory and Honeysuckle." Susanna Moodie, circa 1869.
  • Watercolour painting of a rose blossom
    "Study of a Rose." Susanna Moodie, circa 1858.
  •  A chromolithograph print of a group of tobogganers
    "Coming down is easier but more dangerous." No.3 from A Picnic to Montmorenci. Alice Killaly, 1868.


This exhibition examined how three 19th century women artists addressed and articulated their own Canadian experiences. The works of artists Anna Jameson, Susanna Moodie, and Alice Killaly were augmented by those of Ruth Abernethy, a contemporary artist interpreting the role of women in Canada’s 19th century settler society. All objects from the ROM's Canadiana collections.