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[November 1854]



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

page 774a
Inventory no.: 4842

Scope and content

Art work enclosed with a letter from Lord Elgin to his wife, 11 November 1854 (vol. 18, file 8, pages 767-774). Pencil and watercolour on wove paper (3.75x4.5 inches), by B[...]. Individual head and shoulders portrait in semi-profile of Lady Elgin. The subject wears a bonnet with contrasting ruching visible at the top front edge. There is the suggestion of a patterned ribbon along the front edge and a bavolette at the back. The bonnet is tied under the chin with a bow. The subject's hair is waved and parted at the centre.

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18 File number 8
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