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26 July 1848



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 watercolour : over pencil with gouache highlights on two pieces of jointed paper; 17.6x24.7 cm; mounted in paper mat

Scope and content

A riverscape depicting the waterfront along the St. Lawrence River at Québec. There are several two- and three-masted vessels with square and fore and aft rigging moored alongside two timbered wharves. Several figures sit or stand on the wharf in the foreground. In the background is the Citadel atop the promontory of Cap Daimant. There are additional buildings behind the wharves. The work was completed on two overlapped and glued sheets of paper.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
23 Item no. assigned by LAC 3
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: signature (MLB), date and title.