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29 September 1847

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 drawing: pencil, watercolour and white highlights on wove paper; 8.8x12.3 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

A marine scene depicting the passenger steamship JOHN MUNN, a stern wheeler of shallow, flat bottom construction having a central paddle wheel enclosed by a paddle box located in the stern of the vessel. Abaft of the wheel are two funnels blowing steam exhaust. Foreward to the wheel is a multi-sided structure with openings and a conical roof with a ball finial. To the left of the structure, a white flag with a red border flies from the single mast, likely identifying the company owning the vessel, in this case, the People's Line of Steamers. A white ensign with a St. George's cross flies from the bow. Numerous figures are on the deck. At the right a landmass can be seen in the distance.

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 [4] lower.

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