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
  • Etching of a voyage down Lake Huron in a canoe
  • Watercolour painting of a bouquet of morning glory and honeysuckle flowers
  • Watercolour painting of a rose blossom
  •  A chromolithograph print of a group of tobogganers


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.