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23 September [1847]



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 drawing: pencil and watercolour with white highlights on blue wove paper; 8.6x12.2 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

The title refers to St. Helen's Island. A marine scene depicting a sailing vessel, a schooner having two masts and fore and aft rigging, in the St. Lawrence River with St. Helen's Island in the background. A red pennant flies from the masthead of the foremast. On the island, the artist has suggested buildings, the masts of sailing vessels and vegetation. Behind the Island in the distance is Mount Royal.

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) Bruce, page [1] upper.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: date and title provided on the artwork; unsigned. Pencil frame drawn with a straight edge.