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12 August 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 marine scene depicting a view of Cap Diamant and buildings of Lower Town Québec from the St. Lawrence River. At the left foreground an unmasted vessel with oars and three seated figures approaches a floating timber dock carrying [logs]. In the middle ground is a manned sailing vessel with one fore and aft and one square-rigged sail. In the distance are the curtain walls of the battlements atop Cap Diamant. At the bottom of the promontory are several square-rigged sailing vessels with sails furled moored alongside the shore.

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 [34].

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