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May 1838


Atlantic Ocean

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 drawing: pencil on wove paper; 10x15.2 cm (image); 26x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

Drawn on HMS Hastings. The subject is a genre scene depicting a sailor seated beside a box with his back to a mast. He is splicing line. He is wearing wide-legged trousers, a jacket with a round-cut collar and a broad-brimmed hat with a flat crown. In the background, two figures are seen on a lower deck beyond a rail. The rigging is roughly sketched.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
99: Closed pending processing
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and family fonds (R977). Copyright: expired/périmé.

Additional information

Physical description note
Album of Mary Louisa Lambton, page 21.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: date on the artwork; no signature and no title provided. Pencil frame drawn with a straight edge.