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28 September 1847



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 drawing: pencil and white highlights on blue wove paper; 12.2x18 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

A riverscape depicting the rapids and falls, Kabir Kouba on the Saint Charles River and surrounding vegetation at Lorette. A curved truss bridge crosses the river. On either shore are several buildings with gable roofs. The building on the far shore at the left of the work has a colonnade across the front with openings between the columns and a central chimney in the centre at the apex of the roof. The building to the right of it has a chimney at the end of the roof apex. On the near shore at the right, a building has dormer windows extending from the gable roof face. At the right of the middleground is an unidentified structure located among the vegetation at the end of a piece of land extending into the river. The artist has shown the foamy water rushing around the exposed rocks in the river.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
99: Closed pending processing
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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 [3].

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: signature (MLE), date and title written on the artwork. Pencil frame drawn with a straight edge.