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Item ID# A2016.022.001
Object Name Painting
Date [between 1968 and 1969]
Year Range from 1968
Year Range to 1969
Description A painting of the Malcolm community as it stood in 1872. The painting depicts the village with three stone buildings in the foreground. The school is the predominant building in the foreground with a stone building in the middle and a church in the background. There is a dirt road with a split rail fence along the grass edge. There is a wagon wheel at the bottom right corner near the artist's signature. The left side of the painting has two main trees with a forest area on the horizon. The painting has a blue and slightly pink sky with textured clouds. The artist uses visible brush strokes to create a textured appearance.
There is a gold plaque attached to the frame at the bottom centre. The plaque reads "Malcolm - 1872/ Donated by / Malcolm W.I. / 1969"
Artist Emke, David
Provenance The painting was donated by the Malcolm's Women's Institute. They commissioned artist David Emke to paint the Malcolm Public School when it closed in 1968.
The artist lived in the Malcolm community and attended the public school that he painted.
Dimensions W-103 L-72 cm
Search Terms / Places Art
Malcolm
Women's Institute