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Description found in Archives

Tina Reading in her Cot by Candlelight on the H.M.S. "Hastings". 

Date(s)

May, 1838

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 drawing / dessin : pencil on wove paper
Support: 16.500 x 13.000
Secondary support: 22.100 x 33.400 (irregular)

Scope and content

An image of Tina, (Miss Eglantine Balfour), Katherine Jane Ellice's sister, shown from the right side in profile, reading in her cot by candlelight on board the H.M.S. "Hastings." Tina was part of Lord Durham's suite, which accompanied the Governor General of British North America to Canada in 1838. Mrs. Ellice wrote in her diary about sketching her sister on several occasions in May 1838 while on the "Hastings."
Watercolour removed from album. This work was originally glued to a secondary support. The album page, folio 11, was cut to frame the image that was glued to its verso. Original secondary support and mount attached separately.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Nil
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-013379
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Box
A069-02 Item no. assigned by LAC 11
90: Open
Other accession no.
00011
1990-215 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-215-11
Copyright: Expired

Additional information

Removed from: album: Katherine Jane Ellice Album

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed.
Inscription: in pen and black ink over pencil on secondary support recto b.: Tina reading in her cot - candlelight.; in pen and brown ink, on mount recto t.: No 6.; in pen and black ink, on mount recto l.l.: p 148; l.r.: H.M.S. Hastings.

Subject heading

1. activity.
2. activité.
3. Balfour, Eglantine, ca. 1838.
4. Hastings (Ship)
5. SUBJ - SHIPS - INTERIOR SCENES.
6. SUBJ - SPORTS & AMUSEMENTS, READING.
7. Hastings (Navire)

Private

Other system control no.

2884472