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12 August [1848]


Île d'Orléans

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

The title refers to the Island of Orleans. A marine scene depicting a view of buildings and a church on the shore of Île d'Orléans in the St. Lawrence River from the shore of the Island. At the left foreground are rocks and vegetation beyond which are the bell-cast gable roofs and church spire of an unidentified village. At the right foreground, close to the rocky shore, a manned ship's boat is flying a white ensign with a St. George's cross. Of the several figures seated in the boat, all but one are wearing red garments. Beyond the ship's boat is a single-masted manned vessel with its sail furled. In the distance beyond the Island is the mainland.

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 [36].

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