Oil on Canvas by Allan Harrison Titled: Near Abercorn, 1972

Original artwork by Allan Harrison, Titled: Near Abercorn dated 1972.

Oil on canvas signed and dated on lower right and titled on verso.

Dimensions: Sizes: 33 x 51 cm – 13 x 20 in.

With frame: 48 x 66 cm – 18 x 22 in.

Price: *$ CAD (Canadian dollars)

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Title: Near Abercorn

The Municipality of Abercorn (Quebec, Canada) is located eight kilometers from Sutton and bounded on the south by the Canada-United States border. First integrated into the Sutton territory, then into the Sutton Township, Abercorn was incorporated as a municipality in 1929.

The territory of Abercorn began to be populated at the very end of the 18th century when American citizens, wishing to remain faithful to the British Crown, discovered this land, uninhabited, ready to welcome them. They established themselves there so well that one of them gave his name to this small community: they had created “Shepard’s Mills” to underline the fact that one of these loyalists had built a mill to grind the grain. This name was used until 1848 when the Canadian government opened a post office. The name of Abercorn was then chosen to identify this community.

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