Copyright & Credits

 

 

Acknowledgements

From the Author
I would like to thank Katerina Atanassova, Laine Gabel, and Isabel Luce for their intrepid research assistance and the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University for research funding. At the McCord Museum, Nora Hague was generous with her unparalleled knowledge of the collection. Finally, many of the questions explored here were first floated in the Toronto Photography Seminar, and I want to thank my fellow members for a decade of challenging conversations and inspiring collaboration. 

 

From the Art Canada Institute
This online art book was made possible thanks to the generosity of its Title Sponsor, The Hal Jackman Foundation, and the Lead Sponsor, BMO Financial Group, as well as the Online Art Book Sponsors for the 2013–14 Season: Aimia; Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; The McLean Foundation; TD Bank Group; Partners in Art; Rosamond Ivey; and Rosenthal Zaretsky Niman & Co., LLP.

Thanks also to the Art Canada Institute Founding Patrons: Sara and Michael Angel, Jalynn H. Bennett, The Butterfield Family Foundation, David and Vivian Campbell, Albert E. Cummings, Kiki and Ian Delaney, The Fleck Family, Roger and Kevin Garland, Michelle Koerner and Kevin Doyle, Phil Lind, Sarah and Tom Milroy, Charles Pachter, Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan, Sandra L. Simpson, and Robin and David Young; as well as its Founding Partner Patrons: The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and Partners in Art.


The ACI gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the McCord Museum, Montreal.

The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Art Commons for History of Art Education and Training (CACHET) for their contribution toward the translation of this online art book.

 


 

Image Sources

Every effort has been made to secure permissions for all copyrighted material. The Art Canada Institute will gladly correct any errors or omissions.

 


 

Credit for Cover Image

 

Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Caribou Hunting, The Chance Shot, 1866
William Notman, Caribou Hunting, The Chance Shot, Montreal, 1866. (See below for details.)

 


 

Credits for Banner Images

 

Art Canada Institute, Notman Photographic Co. Ltd., William Notman, Photographer, c. 1888
Biography: Notman Photographic Co. Ltd., William Notman, Photographer, Boston, c. 1888, silver salts on paper, albumen process, 50.8 x 40.6 cm. McCord Museum, Montreal, gift of the Estate of James Geoffrey Notman, N-1975.41.91. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Skating Carnival, Victoria Rink, 1870
Key Works: William Notman, Skating Carnival, Victoria Rink, Montreal, 1870. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Chaudière Falls, 1870
Significance & Critical Issues: William Notman, Chaudière Falls, Ottawa, 1870. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Around the Camp Fire, 1866
Style & Technique: William Notman, Around the Camp Fire, Caribou Hunting series, Montreal, 1866. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Attributed to William Notman, Still Life with Books, 1870s–80s
Sources & Resources: Attributed to William Notman, Still Life with Books, 1870s–80s, albumen silver print from glass negative,
16.8 x 21.6 cm (image); 20.3 x 24.1 cm (mount). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library Fund, 2005, 2005.100.564.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Miss H. Frothingham, 1871
Where to See: Miss H. Frothingham, Montreal, 1871. (See below for details.)

 

Credits for Works by William Notman

 

Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Adolphe Vogt, John Fraser and Henry Sandham, Notman Staff, 1868
Adolphe Vogt, John Fraser and Henry Sandham, Notman Staff, Montreal, 1868. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., I-30060.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Around the Camp Fire, 1866
Around the Camp Fire, Caribou Hunting series, Montreal, 1866. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., VIEW-596.A. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Caribou Hunting, The Chance Shot, 1866
Caribou Hunting, The Chance Shot, Montreal, 1866. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
N-0000.57.6. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Chaudière Falls, 1870
Chaudière Falls, Ottawa, 1870. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
I-49783. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Framework of Tube and Staging Looking In, Victoria Bridge, 1859
Framework of Tube and Staging Looking In, Victoria Bridge, Montreal, 1859. McCord Museum, Montreal, gift of Mr. James Geoffrey Notman, N-0000.193.133. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, G.H. Frothingham Sharing a Secret with Harriet Frothingham, 1865
G.H. Frothingham Sharing a Secret with Harriet Frothingham, Montreal, 1865. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., I-14761.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, group of stereographs from the maple box, 1859–60
Group of stereographs from the maple box, Saguenay and Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, 1859–60. McCord Museum, Montreal, gift of
Mr. James Geoffrey Notman, N-0000.193.87-95. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, John A. Macdonald, Politician, 1863
John A. Macdonald, Politician, Montreal, 1863. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
I-7952. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Lovell’s Group of Children Skating in Costume, 1867
Lovell’s Group of Children Skating in Costume, Montreal, 1867. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., I-24834. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Master Hugh Allan, 1867
Master Hugh Allan, Montreal, 1867. McCord Museum, Montreal, gift of Mrs. Gertrude H. Bourne, N-1981.16.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Miss H. Frothingham, 1871
Miss H. Frothingham, Montreal, 1871. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
I-65141. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Missie Alice Notman in Sleigh with Nurse, 1865
Missie Alice Notman in Sleigh with Nurse, Montreal, 1865. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
I-14045. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Montreal Lacrosse Club, 1867
Montreal Lacrosse Club, 1867. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., I-29211.1.
© McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Mr. A. Collins, 1869
Mr. A. Collins, Montreal, 1869. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., I-36786.1.
© McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Mr. Collins’ Sleigh at Notman’s Studio, Bleury Street, 1868–69
Mr. Collins’ Sleigh at Notman’s Studio, Bleury Street, Montreal, 1868–69. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., I-36913.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Mrs. Hillard’s Dead Baby, 1868
Mrs. Hillard’s Dead Baby, Montreal, 1868. McCord Museum, Montreal, Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
I-32563.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Mrs. MacKenzie in Allan’s Conservatory, 1871
Mrs. MacKenzie in Allan’s Conservatory, Montreal, 1871. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
I-63635. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Mrs. William MacKenzie in Allan’s Conservatory, 1871
Mrs. William MacKenzie in Allan’s Conservatory, Montreal, 1871. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., I-63833. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Mrs. William Notman, 1862
Mrs. William Notman, Montreal, 1862. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., I-4486.1.
© McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Notman & Fraser Photographic Studio, 1868
Notman & Fraser Photographic Studio, Toronto, 1868. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
I-34684.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Skating Carnival, Victoria Rink, 1870
Skating Carnival, Victoria Rink, Montreal, 1870. McCord Museum, Montreal, gift of Charles Frederick Notman, N-0000.116.21.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, St. Regis Lacrosse Club, 1867
St. Regis Lacrosse Club, Montreal, 1867. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
I-29104.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, William Notman and Family, 1859
William Notman and Family, Montreal, 1859. McCord Museum, Montreal, gift of Miss Virginia Hase, N-1976.3.37. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, William Notman, Photographer, 1863
William Notman, Photographer, Montreal, 1863. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
I-9607. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Yale College, Sheffield Scientific School Class in Library, New Haven, Connecticut, 1872
Yale College, Sheffield Scientific School Class in Library, New Haven, Connecticut, 1872. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., N-0000.73.13. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Young Ladies of Notman’s Printing Room, Miss Findlay’s Group, 1876
Young Ladies of Notman’s Printing Room, Miss Findlay’s Group, Montreal, 1876. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., II-24323.1. © McCord Museum.

 

Credits for Works by Notman Studios

 

Art Canada Institute, William Notman & Son, The Bounce, Montreal Snowshoe Club, 1886
The Bounce, Montreal Snowshoe Club, 1886, by Wm. Notman & Son. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., VIEW-2425. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, Notman & Sandham, J. Edgar’s Dead Child, 1877
J. Edgar’s Dead Child, Montreal, 1877, by Notman & Sandham, McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., II-44044.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, Notman & Sandham, Notman & Sandham’s Room, Windsor Hotel, 1878
Notman & Sandham’s Room, Windsor Hotel, Montreal, 1878, by Notman & Sandham.  McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., VIEW-782.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman & Son, Sitting Bull, 1885
Sitting Bull, Montreal, 1885, by Wm. Notman & Son. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
II-83111. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman & Son, Sitting Bull, 1885
Sitting Bull, Montreal, 1885, by Wm. Notman & Son. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.,
II-83112. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman & Son, Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, 1885
Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, Montreal, 1885, by Wm. Notman & Son. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., II-83124. © McCord Museum
Art Canada Institute, William Notman and Son, William Notman’s House, 557 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, 1893
William Notman’s House, 557 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, 1893, by Wm. Notman & Son. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., II-102142. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, Notman & Sandham, William Notman Studio, 17 Bleury Street, c. 1875
William Notman Studio, 17 Bleury Street, Montreal, c. 1875, by Notman & Sandham. McCord Museum, Montreal, purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd., N-0000.157. © McCord Museum.

 

Credits for Photographs and Work by Other Artists/Institutions

 

Art Canada Institute, artist unknown, The Art Association Conversazione on the Evening of February 15, 1878
The Art Association Conversazione on the Evening of February 15 (The Vice-Regal Visit to Montreal), February 23, 1878, artist unknown. Library and Archives Canada. Pagination: Vol. XVII, no. 8, 121, Subject: Montréal (Quebec), Art Association of Montreal, Record: 3422. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases.
Art Canada Institute, back of a Notman carte-de-visite, Halifax, 1876
Back of a Notman carte-de-visite, Halifax, 1876. Private collection.
Art Canada Institute, front of a Notman carte-de-visite, Halifax, 1876
Front of a Notman carte-de-visite, Halifax, 1876. Private collection.
Art Canada Institute, Canada East, portfolio from the maple box, 1859–60
Canada East, portfolio from the maple box, 1859–60. McCord Museum, Montreal, gift of Mr. James Geoffrey Notman,
N-0000.193.1-202. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William James Topley, Fancy Ball Given by the Governor General Lord Dufferin at Rideau Hall on February 23, 1876, 1876
Fancy Ball Given by the Governor General Lord Dufferin at Rideau Hall on February 23, 1876, Ottawa, 1876, by William James Topley. Library and Archives Canada, C-006865. © Library and Archives Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Glass plate negative for the composite image of the Old Guard dinner
Glass plate negative for the composite image of the Old Guard dinner, Notman/Topley Studio, Ottawa. Library and Archives Canada, nlc-14827. © Library and Archives Canada.
Art Canada Institute, McCord Museum, interior
McCord Museum, interior. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, Maclean’s, MacLean's cover story on William Notman,1956
The November 24, 1956, Maclean’s cover story on William Notman brought his work to a whole new generation. © Maclean’s
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Photography: Things You Ought to Know, after 1867
Photography: Things You Ought to Know by William Notman, after 1867. Published by William Notman. McCord Museum, Montreal, origin: Canada, N-1976.17.7.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Photography: Things You Ought to Know, after 1867
Photography: Things You Ought to Know by William Notman, after 1867. Published by William Notman. McCord Museum, Montreal, origin: Canada, N-1976.17.7.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, William Notman, Photography: Things You Ought to Know, after 1867
Photography: Things You Ought to Know by William Notman, after 1867. Published by William Notman. McCord Museum, Montreal, origin: Canada, N-1976.17.7.1. © McCord Museum.
Art Canada Institute, McCord Museum, stereoscope and slide illustration
Stereoscope and slide. © McCord Museum
Art Canada Institute, McCord Museum, photograph of large-format view camera, c. 1870
This large-format view camera from c. 1870 was manufactured by Scovill in Waterbury, Connecticut. Scovill Manufacturing Co., c. 1870. McCord Museum, Montreal, M992X.4.1. © McCord Museum.

 

Book Credits

 

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Copyright

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ISBN 978-1-4871-0008-7

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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

Parsons, Sarah (Sarah Caitlin), 1971-, author
          William Notman : life & work / Sarah Parsons.

Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:  Biography — Key works — Significance & critical
      issues — Style & technique — Where to see — Notes —
      Glossary — Sources & resources — About the author —
      Credits.
Electronic monograph.
ISBN 978-1-4871-0010-0 (pdf).—ISBN 978-1-4871-0012-4 (epub)

          1. Notman, William, 1826-1891.  2. Notman, William, 1826-1891—
Criticism and interpretation.  3. Photographers—Canada—Biography.
4. Businessmen—Canada—Biography.  I. Art Canada Institute. issuing
body  II. Title.

TR140.N6P37 2014                          770.92                       C2014-901386-8

 

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