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April 24 - November 12, 1838

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour : watercolour over pencil on gray laid paper
Support: 13.500 x 18.900 cm
Secondary support: 21.700 x 33.200 cm (irregular)

Scope and content

Full-length portrait of Lady Emily and Lady Mary Lambton, both shown in profile from the left side, both seated and painting at easels. Lady Mary Louisa Lambton (d. 1898) was the eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Durham. Lady Emily Augusta Lambton (d. 1886) was their second daughter. They accompanied their father to Canada in 1838.
Watercolour removed from album. Attached to original mount. The album page was cut to frame the image that was glued to its verso. Original album page attached separately.
New colour transparency produced 03.01.01; colour had shifted in original transparency.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Physical access through an art archivist
. No restrictions on use for reproduction or publication
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-013385
90: Open
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
A069-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 17
90: Open
Other accession no.
1990-215 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-215-17
Copyright: Expired

Additional information

Removed from: album: Katherine Jane Ellice Album

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: Mirror of Canada Past. Curators: Staff of the National Archives, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1972.06.01 - 1972.09.25, cat. no.: no. 7-3.
Exhibition Title: Culture and Democracy: Lord and Lady Elgin in Canada, 1847-1854. Curators: National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. Further Venue: Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario; 2003.04.02-2003.08.18. Further Venue: La Citadelle, Quebec City, Quebec; 2003.09.05-2004.02.16. Further Venue: Château Ramezay Museum, Vieux-Montreal, Quebec; 2004.04.16-2004.05.02.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pen and black ink, on folio below image: Lady Emily & Lady Mary Lambton [arrow pointing from 'Lady Mary Lambton' to 'afterward Countess of Elgin' on next line] / (d's of Lord Durham, afterward Countess of Elgin); b.: p 202; in pen and brown ink, on folio above image, t.: No 16

Subject heading

1. Lambton, Emily, Lady.
2. Elgin, Mary Louisa Lambton, Lady, d. 1898.


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