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May 11, 1838

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour / aquarelle : watercolour over pencil on wove paper
Support: 16.500 x 13.100 cm
Secondary support: 22.400 x 34.000 cm (irregular)

Scope and content

Katherine Jane Ellice accompanied her husband, Edward J. Ellice Jr., Secretary to Lord Durham to Canada on board the H.M.S. "Hastings" in 1838. While on board the "Hastings", Mrs. Ellice made many sketches. On May 11 she mentions this watercolour sketch in her diary: "Mr. Bouverie and C. Bullar read aloud 'Paradise Lost' to us, while we sketched the rabbits which were allowed to run about the deck to stretch their legs..."(Canada: Oberon. 1975, p. 24).
Watercolour removed from album. This work was originally glued to a secondary support. The album page, folio 7, was cut to frame the image that was glued to its verso. Original mount and secondary support also included.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
No restrictions on access to originals,
or on use for reproduction or publication.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-013375
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A069-02 Item no. assigned by LAC 7
90: Open
Other accession no.
1990-215 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-215-7
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Removed from: album: Katherine Jane Ellice Album

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pen and black ink on mount recto l.c: Rabbits on Board H.M.S. "Hastings"; b.: p 131; in pen and brown ink, on mount recto t.: 2.

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