The Dowling Scrolls One Of The Hidden Treasures of Uxbridge

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Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage

The Dowling Scrolls One Of The Hidden Treasures of Uxbridge

 The Dowling Scrolls will be on display at the Uxbridge Museum September 14, 15, 27, & 28, 2013.

Just occasionally, Uxbridge is treated to a rare glimpse of history. To the enjoyment and amazement of all who see them, The Dowling Scrolls are only occasionally unrolled and brought to light for a significant display.  Rev James Thomas Dowling created this astounding one of a kind work of art during his tenure at the original Uxbridge Baptist Church during the 1870’s

The magnitude of this work is so vast; it deserves to be shown in the best museums.  The Royal Ontario Museum have classed the work as early Ontario Folk Art and have no idea how it could be displayed to advantage because of its size.

Displaying the scrolls is an enormous project, the area needed is immense…draped from the ceiling they can encircle a banquet hall and more.  To stroll along gazing from scene to scene is to stroll through ancient times.  Some of my favourites are the night scene of Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Egypt, Samaria, and the Acropolis in Athens.  Pictures in books, writing, and his imagination inspired all of these paintings.  Travel was not as it is today, and there is no mention in his journals that he ever traveled abroad, therefore he never saw any of these places first hand.

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This special exhibit is included with regular admission.

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Kathy Clulow  Sales Representative RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc..  Brokerage 905.852.6143
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Comments (5)

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Kathy, this is a very interesting and special exhibit for Uxbridge!  It is good that these scrolls are being well cared for and are being displayed at least once in a while for everyone to admire.  Thank you, I enjoyed this.

Sep 25, 2013 04:19 AM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Silvia - unfortunately I don't think they are being cared for properly and they are starting to show it.

Sep 25, 2013 01:51 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Kathy, it would be nice if this exhibit make people aware of this treasure and maybe someone or so e group will take on the project of preserving them for future generations.
Sep 26, 2013 10:34 AM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Silvia - There may be something in the works ..... I am having conversations with someone about that

Sep 26, 2013 01:38 PM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Kathy,

I never knew these existed! How beautiful and fascinating...thanks for writing about them.

Jo

Oct 20, 2013 06:16 AM