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Frances Anne Hopkins, Painter, 1838-1919

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 18, 1988
Year 1988
Quantity 16,500,000
Perforation or Dimension 13.5 x 13
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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About Stamp

Frances Anne Hopkins (née Beechey) was born in England in 1838. In 1858, she married Edward Hopkins, a Hudson's Bay Company official - and a widower thirty years her senior. The Hopkins came to Canada one year later and settled at Lachine. Frances Anne accompanied her husband on his western business trips. These exciting and often dangerous wilderness journeys inspired her best paintings. They are exact - almost photographic - renditions of the voyageur's long-since vanished way of life. The Hopkins returned to England in 1870. Frances Anne actively continued painting until her death in 1919. David Nethercott of Ottawa designed this elegant stamp by superimposing a detail from a sepia photograph of Frances Anne Hopkins (from the Notman Collection) over one of her best-known paintings, "Canoe Manned by Voyageurs." The original is in the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa.


Based on a photograph by William Notman.

Original Artwork

Frances Anne Hopkins, "Canoe Manned by Voyageurs Passing a Waterfall (Ontario)", 1869 Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

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Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1988.

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