George Théodore Berthon
|George Théodore Berthon|
|Born||3 May 1806|
|Died||18 January 1892 (aged 85)|
|Known for||Canadian portraiture|
George Théodore Berthon (3 May 1806 – 18 January 1892) was a painter from France.
Berthon's father, René Théodore Berthon, was a court painter to Napoleon and likely trained his son in art. As well, his exposure to art in Paris would have been significant. As an adult he lived in England for a number of years and was exposed to their portrait tradition. The first verifiable record of his immigration to Canada is an advertisement for his portraiture services in a Toronto newspaper in 1845.
Berthon was notable in the history of Canada for his work with formal portraits in the Victorian tradition. His work is important both as a historical record and as a first rate example of the style of Canadian portraiture during that period.
George Théodore Berthon's Colonel John Graves Simcoe
George Théodore Berthon's Sir John Colborne, GCB, GCMG (Baron Seaton) Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, 1828–36
George Theodore Berthon's George Murray (British Army officer), Governor of Upper Canada, 1815
George Theodore Berthon's Sir John Beverley Robinson
George Theodore Berthon's Peregrine Maitland
George Theodore Berthon's Gen Isaac Brock c. 1883
George Theodore Berthon's Lieutenant Governor Frederick Philipse Robinson, Upper Canada, 1815
George Theodore Berthon's Francis Gore
George Theodore Berthon's Lieutenant Governor Henry William Stisted of Ontario, 1867–68
George Theodore Berthon's Peter Russell (politician) President and Admin of Upper Canada, 1796–99, ca 1882
George Theodore Berthon's Lieutenant Governor Gordon Drummond of Ontario
George Theodore Berthon's Edmund Walker Head
- Records of the Founding of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. Toronto: Globe Printing Co. 1879–80. p. 16.
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