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Description found in Archives

First View of Quebec from H.M.S. "Hastings". 

Date(s)

May 27, 1838

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour / aquarelle : watercolour over pencil on gray wove paper
Support: 22.900 x 16.000 cm
Secondary support: 23.000 x 33.800 cm (irregular)

Scope and content

A view of the city of Quebec with several sailboats in the foreground. This work was probably done on May 27, 1838. On May 27, Ellice wrote in her diary,"...Got a peep at Quebec about 1/2 past 11 - with its tin spires glittering in the Sun...The approach to Quebec however is quite beautiful. We anchored about 12 o'clock." (Canada: Oberon, 1975. p.31).
Watercolour removed from album. This work was originally glued to a secondary support. The album page, folio 13, was cut to frame the image that was glued to its verso. Original secondary support and mount 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-013381
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Box
A069-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 13
90: Open
Other accession no.
00013
1990-215 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-215-13
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
Inscribed.
Inscription: in pencil, on secondary support recto b.: 1[^st] View of Quebec.; in pen and black ink over pencil, on secondary support recto l.r.: from H.M.S. "Hastings" ['Hastings' written in pencil]; in pen and brown ink, on mount recto t.: No 5A; in pen and black ink, on mount recto b.: p 150

Subject heading

1. Québec.
2. cityscape.
3. vue de ville.
4. GEOG - QUE., QUEBEC CITY - PARTS OF CITY.
5. GEOG - FORTIFICATIONS - CITADEL.

Private

Other system control no.

2884486