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May 25, 1838

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour / aquarelle : watercolour over conté crayon on blue-gray wove paper
Support: 23.300 x 16.600 cm
Secondary support: 22.900 x 34.600 cm (irregular)

Scope and content

Katherine Jane Ellice accompanied her husband, Edward J. Ellice Jr., secretary to Lord Durham, on board the H.M.S. "Hastings" to Canada. Lord Durham's suite left England on April 24, 1838 and arrived at Quebec on May 27, 1838. While on board the "Hastings", Mrs. Ellice made many sketches. This sketch of her sister, Tina, was probably done on May 25, 1838. On that date, Mrs. Ellice wrote the following in her diary:
"Awoke early. Tina went and asked the Sentry if there was to be a Sun rise this morning." (Canada: Oberon, 1975. p. 30) This watercolour shows Tina, (Miss Eglantine Balfour), from the right side, looking out her cabin window on board the H.M.S. "Hastings."
Watercolour removed from album. This work was originally glued to a secondary support. The album page was cut to frame the image that was glued to its verso. Original secondary support and mount attached separately.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
No restrictions on access to originals,
or on use for reproduction or publication.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-013376
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A069-02 Item no. assigned by LAC 8
90: Open
Other accession no.
1990-215 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-215-8
Copyright: Expired

Additional information

Removed from: album: Katherine Jane Ellice Album

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pencil, on support recto, l.l.: Tina; in pen and black ink over pencil, on secondary support recto b.: "Sentry, Will There be a Sunrise?"; l.r.: H.M.S. Hasting[s]; in pen and black ink, on mount recto t.: 3.; l.c.: Miss Eglantine Balfour; b.: p. 145

Subject heading

1. interior.
2. intérieur.
4. Balfour, Eglantine, ca. 1838.
5. Hastings (Ship)


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