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Item : 86-124 - James Skitt

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James Skitt

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AM54-S10-: 86-124

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  • [187-?] (Authorship)

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1 painting : oil ; 26 x 25 cm

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This item is a portrait of the maternal grandfather of James Skitt Matthews.

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A note on the back of the painting, now covered by backing material following conservation treatment, reads as follows: "Quartermaster James Skitt of "Old Heath"[,] Shrewsbury, Salop. [F]ather of Mary Jane Matthews, who was mother of Major James Skitt Matthews of the 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (wounded Regina Trench)[.] His sons were James, Herbert and Hugh, and James' son and daughter were Hazel and Robert[.] Born about 1923 or 1925. They lived at 1343 Maple St, and 2083 Whyte Ave, Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver. "Quartermaster James Skitt was for forty[-]three years in the Leaton Knolls Troop, Shropshire Yeomary Cavalry, and was presented with a marble timepiece and an address upon his retirement in 1879. Of him it is said in a speech[,] 'I have known Mr Skitt since he was a boy, and to know him has been to love and respect him, and I hope that his life to the end will be what it has always been -- "A man true and just to all".'"

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  • Box: Screen 03B