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[2-3 ]September 1850


Hudson River

Place of creation

United States

1 drawing: pencil, watercolour, black chalk and white highlights on wove paper; 8.2x12.3 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

The title refers to the Hudson River. A riverscape / marine scene depicting a view of several masted sailing vessels in a mountainous region along the Hudson River where the land rises sharply from the shoreline. In the center of the composition is an island around which the vessels are manoeuvering to pass it. The vessels are single-masted and fore and aft rigged with sails unfurled.

Graphic (art)
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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 [57] upper.

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