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[2] September 1850


Hudson River

Place of creation

United States

1 drawing: pencil, watercolour and white highlights on wove paper; 4.1x12 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

The title refers to the Hudson River. A riverscape / marine scene depicting a view of two masted sailing vessels in a mountainous region along the Hudson River where the land rises sharply from the shoreline. The vessel at the left edge of the composition has two masts with fore and aft rigging and its sails unfurled. The vessel located further towards the background has two masts with its sails furled. A dark rocky land mass contrasts with the lighter colours of the surrounding cliffs along the shore.

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 [56] upper.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: date on the album page; title written on the artwork; unsigned. Pencild frame drawn with a straight edge.