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View from the Garret Window of the House at Quebec. 


May 27 - July 4, 1838

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour / aquarelle : watercolour over pencil on wove paper
Support: 28.000 x 20.400 cm
Secondary support: 32.700 x 23.000 cm (irregular)

Scope and content

A view of several rooftops of Quebec in the foreground and the St. Lawrence and mountains in the background. Katherine Jane Ellice and her husband, Edward J. Ellice Jr., secretary to Lord Durham, accompanied the Governor General of British North America on his visit to Canada in 1838. Lord Durham's suite left England April 24 on the H.M.S. "Hastings," and arrived at Quebec on May 27. Mrs. Ellice remained at Quebec until July 4, 1838.
Watercolour removed from album. This work was originally glued to a secondary support. The album page, folio 1, was cut to frame the image that was glued to its verso. Original mount and secondary support attached separately.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access through an art archivist
. No restrictions on use for reproduction or publication
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-013368
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A068-02 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
90: Open
Other accession no.
1990-215 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-215-1
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 pencil, on secondary support recto, right side vertically: View from [^the] garret window of our house at Quebec.; in pen and brown ink, on mount recto t.: 8.; in pen and brown ink, on mount recto b.: p 169.

Subject heading

1. Québec.
2. landscape.
3. paysage.


Other system control no.