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11 September 1849

Place of creation


1 drawing: pencil and white highlights on blue wove paper; 17.7x25.6 cm

Scope and content

A landscape depicting the Horseshoe Falls viewed from a balcony on the opposite shore of the Niagara River. The Balcony, which may be part of the Clifton Hotel, has an unfinished balustrade showing the outlines of square balusters. Outside the balustrade at the right of the work are two columns with plain shafts and capitals consisting of plain curved moldings. The columns support an upper structure. Part of a building appears at the right edge of the work. At the left, Terrapin Tower rises above the Falls at the northwestern corner of Goat Island. Two figures seated on the ground are seen through the balustrade. The land rises to the right and there are several buildings and trees in the distance.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
22 Item no. assigned by LAC 22
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
Belongs to the "Album of Mary Louisa (Lambton) Bruce", page 44.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: signature (MLE&K) and date; untitled.