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5 August [1838]



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 drawing: pencil on blue wove paper; 16x24.2 cm (image); 26x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

The subject is a townscape / marine scene depicting buildings at Lower Town and masted vessels at the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River viewed from near the Château Haldimand. At the centre of the work is a lintel with a cut stone wall to the left. Through this opening is seen in the middle ground a wooden picket stockade fence bordering a grassy area. Beyond the fence are roofs and chimneys of buildings in Lower Town and ships' masts at the shoreline. In the distance, three-masted vessels near the opposing shore.

Graphic (art)
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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 56.

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