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[22 October] 1839


County Durham

Place of creation


1 watercolour; pencil, watercolour and white highlights on blue wove paper; 16.5x24.3 cm (image); 26x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

The subject is a seated female figure with her back to the viewer looking towards an opening in the arcade of the cloister at Lampton Castle to the wooded Wear Valley. The figure is wearing a shawl with a ruffled border folded over from the neck and a poke bonnet with a cylindrical crown and a broad funnel brim. A ribbon is tied around the crown at the bottom. A veil is gathered and laid across the top of the crown. She sits on a low rectangular footed stool. The cloister has a coffered ceiling. The arcade, which follows a rectangular shape, consists of a series of Tudor arches characterized a flattened central point. Plants potted in urns with decorative fluting are distributed along the arcade in the openings.

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 96.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: signature (MLL) and date on the artwork; title written on the album page.