Officials And Government Buildings Of Upper Canada
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1972-26-541
C.W. Jefferys' notes about this picture from The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 2
Observe that Russell and Osgoode wear their own hair, though powdered and arranged in a fashion somewhat resembling a wig; and that the Chief Justice does not wear a full-bottomed wig nor robes, such as appear in the portraits of early Nova Scotia judges. These were never worn by lawyers or judges in Upper Canada. Information given by His Honour Judge W. R. Riddell.
The first Legislative Buildings in York were situated at the lower end of the present Berkeley Street. They were burned by the Americans during the occupancy of York in April, 1813.
- Jefferys, Charles W. (1945) The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 2, p.74