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OTTAWA, Dec 30, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- London's Tate Gallery is loaning A.Y. Jackson's 1919 painting of Canadian troops returning to Halifax harbor to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

The British High Commission in Ottawa announced the deal as part of its series commemorating Canada's Year of the Veteran.

The painting, "Entrance to Halifax Harbor," depicts ships in the distance with Herring Cove in the foreground and is considered one of the most significant images of World War I, said Jeffrey Spalding, chief curator and director of the gallery. The painting is expected to be hung in Halifax some time after June 1.

Jackson created the painting after he was injured in the war and found work as a Canadian War Records artist.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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