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[28 July] 1848



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

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

Scope and content

The title refers to Orleans Island. A marine scene depicting a view of Île d'Orléans from the St. Lawrence River near the south shore at Beaumont. In the foreground at the left is a single-masted fore and aft rigged sailing vessel anchored in the water with its sail collapsed. A figure wearing a broad-brimmed hat and a red garment sits in the centre of the vessel looking down at an unidentified rectangular object. A second figure sits in the bow where the vessel is anchored. At the left a two-masted fore and aft rigged sailing vessel sails towards the Island. Three masted vessels are seen in the distance.

Graphic (art)
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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 [26].

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