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14 October [1847]


[Niagara Falls]

Place of creation


1 drawing: pencil, blue wash and white highlights on blue wove paper; 12.3x18 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

A riverscape depicting a view of the Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian shore of the Niagara River. At the left of the work is Terrapin Tower located on exposed rocks beyond the western end of Goat Island at the brink of the Falls. The Tower is circular with a circular balcony surrounded by a railing at the top. At the bottom of the Falls below the Tower are several exposed rocks. Mist rises from the Falls and the water below. In the background can be seen land formations on the Canadian shore 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 [16].

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