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Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)

Gilbert Stuart Newton


Gilbert Stuart Newton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2019
1. Gilbert Stuart Newton Marker
Born in Halifax, Newton had his first art lessons in Boston from his uncle Gilbert Stuart, painter of the George Washington portraits. Leaving for Europe in 1815 he settled in London and entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1817. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1832. His career as a painter of genre and portraits was effectively ended in 1833 by insanity and he died in London of consumption two years later. A friend of the American writer Washington Irving and the Anglo-American painter Charles Robert Leslie, he was the subject of Israel Zangwill's novel The Master (1895).

Nè á Halifax, Newton reçut ses premiers cours de dessin de son oncle Gilbert Stuart, portraitiste de George Washington. Il partit pour l'Europe en 1815, s'établit à Londres et fréquenta les écoles de l'Académie royale en 1817 où il entra en 1832. Sa carrière comme peintre de genre et portraitiste se termina en 1833 lorsqu'il sombra dans la folie. Il succomba à la tuberculose â Londres deux ans plus tard. Ami de l'ècrivain américain Washington Irving et du peintre anglo-américain Charles
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Robert Leslie, il servit de sujet à Israel Zangwill dans son roman The Master (1895).
Erected 1952 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 44° 38.982′ N, 63° 34.472′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker can be reached from Granville Street north of Duke Street, in the median. Marker is located near the center of the Granville Street plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1869 Granville Street, Halifax NS B3J 1Y1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Cast Iron Facade / Façade en Fonte (within shouting distance of this marker); The Explosion Clock (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Halifax City Hall / Hôtel de ville d'Halifax (about 120 meters away); Halifax Waterfront Buildings (about 120 meters away); Enos Collins (about 120 meters away); "Old" Dalhousie and the Grand Parade (about 120 meters away); The Grand Parade (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
Gilbert Stuart Newton Marker • <i>wide view<br>(looking south along Granville Street)</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2019
2. Gilbert Stuart Newton Marker • wide view
(looking south along Granville Street)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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