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Object ID # 1959.042.001
Object Name Drawing
Title Framed Penwork by Miss Annie Hewitt
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date Late 19th-century?
Artist Hewitt, Annie
Made Hewitt, Annie
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description Large, gilt-framed penwork drawing (calligraphy) on paper. The penwork has the following text: "Witness of War / What victory of peace / What truths of God / What noble acts of men / Would love to bless and glorify / Our race / Save through the silent language of / The Pen".\
Provenance This penmanship piece was drawn by Annie Hewitt (b. 1867), who was a resident of Murdoch St. (now 4th Ave. East), Owen Sound, Grey County, and who passed away in 1935. This penmanship was done at the Northern Business College in Owen Sound, when C. A. Fleming taught there. He was the founder, owner, Principal and teacher there for around 60 years. Ms. Hewitt was quite an artist and musician, and was a member of St. George's Anglican Church in Owen Sound, during the ministry of the late Rev. Mulholland. Ms. Hewitt passed away at the home of Mrs. Adam Wood at 10th St. West, after stopping by to rest.
In the 1901 census, Annie G. P. Hewitt is listed Miss "Hewett" (sic) and 33 years old, residing at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Grace Hewett, at 22 Murdoch St. Her aunt, Elizabeth Lethbridge, also resided with them. Annie's mother, Grace, had emigrated from England in 1857, as had Elizabeth. Mrs. Grace Hewett was born July 25, 1827 in England. Her daughter Annie was born in Ontario on December, 18, 1867.

Last owned by Adam Wood of Owen Sound.
Collection Fine Art Collection
Material Paper/Ink/Glass/Wood/Gilt?/Paint?
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Hewitt, Annie
Wood, Adam
Subjects Calligraphy
Folk art
Search Terms Northern Business College
Function This is a religious and inspirational wall hanging.