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Katherine Jane Ellice art album [graphic material]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation


23 watercolours.
4 drawings : 1 pen and ink, 3 pencil.

Scope and content

Series consists of watercolours and drawings by Katherine Jane Ellice (nee Balfour), dated 1838, all originally part of an album. There are depictions of sailors, passengers and cabins on the "H.M.S. Hastings", the first view of Quebec from the ship; views of and around her father-in-law's seigneury at Beauharnois and several interior scenes; portraits including those of Lady Emily and Lady Mary Lambton (daughters of Lord Durham), William Colbourne, Père Papineau (father of Louis-Joseph Papineau), Mrs. Eglantine Balfour ("Tina", her sister); St. Regis Indians; a self-portrait (her image reflected in a mirror); rebels at Beauharnois, etc. The artist kept a diary in which she refers specifically to some of these works.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access through an art archivist
Graphic (art)
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1990-215 DAP

Terms of use

Watercolours and drawings: Copyright expired. Credit: National Archives of Canada.

Item level descriptions on-line on Minisis ICON database. FA-1990-215 (Electronic)

Additional information

The Manuscript Division acquired the diary at the same time these artworks were acquired.

Custodial history
Originally owned by the Ellice family. The album was transferred from the Manuscript Division in 1965.


Related control no.

1990-215 DAP