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11 September 1850


Rochester, New York

Place of creation

United States

1 watercolour: pencil and watercolour on wove paper; 12.4x17.4 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

A marine scene / landscape depicting a view of two single-masted fore and aft rigged sailing vessels with sails furled alongside a steamboat landing, probably at Charlotte near the mouth of the Genesee River. In the foreground, several planks of wood extend over the water from the shore. Planks of wood, probably for use as fuel, are placed in three orderly stacks further up the bank. Part of a road is visible behind the stacks. The shore is lined with trees and other vegetation. In the background the land rises gently away from the water.

Graphic (art)
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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 [58].

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