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28 July 1848



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

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

Scope and content

A riverscape / marine scene depicting a view of the St. Lawrence River and Île d'Orléans from the south shore at Beaumont. A manned ship's boat flying a white ensign with a St. George's cross is drawn up on the rocky shore. Some of the figures in the boat are wearing red garments. At the left of the work is a wooded area where the land gradually rises. Below the wooded area is a wooden building and a beached vessel. Several fore and aft rigged sailing vessels sail in the River. The artist has suggested buildings following the shoreline of Île d'Orléans.

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 [25].

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