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10 October [1847]


[Niagara Falls]

Place of creation


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

Scope and content

A landscape depicting a view of the Horseshoe Falls from Table Rock on the Canadian shore of the Niagara River. At the left of the compostion is Terrapin Tower located on exposed rocks beyond the western end of Goat Island. The tower is circular with a circular gallery surrounded by a rail at the top. A figure can be seen approaching the tower behind which is the vegetation of Goat Island. At the left foreground is an exposed rock suggesting the artist's location. At the top of the composition, five birds fly over the falls.

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 [12].

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