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8 October 1849


[Niagara Falls]

Place of creation


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

Scope and content

A riverscape depicting a view from Goat Island of Terrapin Tower and a timber walkway leading from the western end of Goat Island to a point just beyond the Tower located on the exposed rocks at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. The circular tower has a doorway at the bottom and a doorway at the top leading onto a round gallery surrounded by a railing. There is a pathway leading from the walkway to the lower door of the tower. The walkway has a railing on either side. To the left of the tower, the water rushes past exposed rocks towards the curved Falls. In the background is the vegetation of the Canadian shore of 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 [50].

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