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28 September 1849


Niagara Falls

Place of creation


1 drawing: pencil, watercolour and white highlights on wove paper; 17.6x25.3 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

A riverscape depicting a view of the rapids on the Niagara River upstream from the Horseshoe Falls. At the left foreground is a wooded island. Logs which have been floating downstream towards the Falls are caught on its shore. Other logs continue to drift towards the brink of the Falls from which a water mist rises. To the right of the brink is Terrapin Tower located on exposed rocks beyond the western end of Goat Island, which is covered in vegetation. Other small islands with wooded vegetation dot the River.

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 [48].

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