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14 August 1848


Île d'Orléans

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

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

Scope and content

A marine scene depicting a view of the St. Lawrence River off Île d'Orléans. At the left of the work are buildings and vegetation on the Island. Extending into the River is a row of stakes to support for fishing nets. Close to the shore is a manned ship's boat 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. Three other vessels, masted and unmasted, are further out in the River. The light of the full moon which is low on the horizon is reflected on the water. In the distance is the shore of the mainland which is dotted with buildings.

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 [37].

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