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22 August 1851



Place of creation


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

Scope and content

A riverscape / landscape depicting a view of the escarpments at Queenston and Lewiston and the newly completed (First) Queenston-Lewiston Suspension Bridge across the Niagara Gorge. The bridge's cable is attached at each end to a single tower located on each shore. The artist has suggested several unmasted vessels close to the shoreline. The rocky landforms are covered in vegetation.

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 [61].

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: signature (MLE&K), date and title written on the artwork. Pencil frame drawn with a straight edge.