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2 October 1850


[Niagara Falls]

Place of creation


1 drawing: pencil and white highlights on wove paper; 12.5x17.5 cm (image); 27x36 cm (folio)

Scope and content

A landscape depicting a partial view of the Horseshoe Falls, Terrapin Tower and the western end of Goat Island from the Canadian shore of the Niagara River. The circular tower, located on exposed rocks beyond the western end of Goat Island at the brink of the Falls, is barely visible through the branches of a tree at the left of the composition. Below the tower at the bottom of the Falls are several exposed rocks. The artist has depicted the curvature of the Falls and the water mists rising above them. At the right of the background are several roughly sketched buildings located behind vegetation on a high point further along the Canadian 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 [59].

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: signature (MLE&K) and date on the artwork; no title provided. Pencil frame drawn with a straight edge.