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26 May 1838


St. Lawrence River

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 watercolour: pencil and watercolour on blue wove paper; 16x24 cm (image); 26x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

Title refers to a cabin occupied by Mary Louisa Lambton. The subject is an interior scene depicting a ship's cabin appointed with two raised platforms furnished with cushions and coverings of a variety of patterns and colours. A berth is suspended by ropes in a fan-shaped arrangement from a hook in the deckhead. A pair of curtains are swagged on either side of a sexpartite-light window behind one of the fixed platforms. A third curtain is fastened to a rail. A rectangular mat and a vessel with a handle and a lid lie on the deck of the cabin. In the tradition of English watercolour painting, interior scenes are rare in this period.

Graphic (art)
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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 25.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: signature (MLL), date and title written on the artwork. Pencil frame drawn with a straight edge.