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5 November 1838


Gulf of St. Lawrence River

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 drawing: pencil on wove paper; 15.5x21.5 cm (image); 26x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

A rapid sketch of a genre scene / marine scene depicting a view towards the bow of HMS INCONSTANT. The composition is dominated by a mast with rigging and square-rigged sails set to the mast from a yard. At the left is a partial view of a ship's boat on the deck. Extending from the bow is the bowsprit. There are several figures standing on deck with their backs to the viewer. All are wearing broad-brimmed hats with flat crowns.

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 69.

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