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September 1849



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

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

Scope and content

A landscape / marine scene depicting a view from behind a split-rail fence at an elevated point down towards buildings at Montreal, vegetation and the St. Lawrence River. At the left of the work the land rises to a point higher than the view point. In the distance at the centre is Notre-Dame Basilica with its completed twin towers. Two church spires are visible. One may be part of Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours. The other spire may belong to Notre-Dame-de-la-Pitié. Across the River the artist has suggested Île des Soeurs and beyond the Island, the land of the opposing shore. The flat construction of the vessel in the River suggests a steamship.

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 [40].

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