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23 July 1838



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 drawing: pencil on blue wove paper, corners cut diagonally; 14.5x22.5 cm (image); 26x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

The subject is a genre scene / marine scene depicting a house owned by Edward Ellice at Beauharnois at the edge of the St. Lawrence River. The one-storey house, which is surrounded by vegetation, has a bell-cast gable roof. A single casement window at the front has nine panes. A female figure wearing a broad-brimmed hat stands with her arms folded in the doorway. Two other female figures wearing broad-brimmed hats approach the front of the house. To the right of the work a building with a shed roof which seems to be attached to the main house. In the river is a manned boat with two seated figures next to a canoe which is partially visible. In the distance, two masted vessels are seen approaching the opposing shore.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
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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 52.

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