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[The apse of Notre-Dame church in Montreal from the St Lawrence River]. 


9 July 1838



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 watercolour : pencil and watercolour on wove paper; 12x25 cm

Scope and content

The subject is an exterior view of Notre-Dame Cathedral, showing the apse, the central nave, the projection of the transept and the two unfinished towers covered with pitched roofs. Elements of the Gothic revival style include crockets and a lancet window in the apse. The bell tower of Notre-Dame Church is partially obscured by the tower at the right. In the foreground are buildings along the water's edge. A boat with two figures is in the River.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
23 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
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

Exhibitions note
Included in the 2003 exhibition Culture and Democracy at Government House (Rideau Hall), Ottawa.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: title (Montreal) and date on the back; unsigned.