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7 August 1848


Île d'Orléans

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

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

Scope and content

The title refers to Saint Patrick's Hole, Island of Orleans. A marine scene depicting a view of St. Patrick's Hole, a cove on the southwestern shore of Île d'Orléans from the shore of the island. A three-masted square-rigged vessel with unfurled sails and the suggestion of gunports is in the River just beyond the cove. At the entrance to the cove is a single-masted fore and aft rigged vessel and close to the shore of the Island is a three-masted vessel with one sail fore and aft rigged. In the foreground at the right is a partial view of a building with a gable roof. In the centre and at the far right of the foreground are deciduous trees. The landmass in the distance forms part of the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.

Graphic (art)
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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 [29].

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