Reference Entry

Heriot, George (1759 - 1839), painter

Mark A. Cheetham

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Scottish painter, active in Canada. His artistic training began in Edinburgh and continued under Paul Sandby at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, London. In 1792 Heriot was posted to the garrison at Quebec as an ordnance clerk. A career in the colonial service afforded him the opportunity to travel and paint widely in Upper and Lower Canada, especially after he was appointed Deputy Postmaster General of British North America in 1800.

Heriot’s sketchbooks

Reference Entry.  290 words. 

Subjects: Art

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