THEOPHILE HAMEL (Canadian 1817-1870)
ISABELLA & WILLIAM BALDWIN OF TORONTO
pair of oils on canvas
female portrait inscribed on reverse "T. Hamel d'après un Daguerreotype"
Size: Male 30 1/4" x 25 1/2" (with frame 38 1/2" x 34 1/4")
Size: Female 30 1/4" x 24 1/4" (with frame 38" x 32 1/4")
Theophile Hamel (Canadian 1817-1870) Isabella & William Baldwin of Toronto
Provenance: By descent through the family to the present owner
Isabella Buchanan was the first wife of William Augustus Baldwin
(1808-1883), the brother of Robert Baldwin (1804-1858) who with
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine led the first responsible ministry in
Canada prior to Confederation and was instrumental in setting up
modern municipal government and the jury system in Canada.
William Baldwin lived on a family farm between Spadina and
Avenue Road, Toronto. He transformed this family property into
valuable real estate in which is now downtown Toronto.
See file for biographical details.