View of Quebec from Point Levi by Maryann Bacon Whittlesey



Object ID:
1922-06-4
Category:
Made by Students
Medium:
watercolor on paper
Creator:
Maryann Bacon Whittlesey (1787-1869)
Date:
ca. between 1802 and 1810
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
Size:
14 1/2" length x 20 3/4" width
Description:
Watercolor on paper landscape bucolic scene titled "View of Quebec from Point Levi." This painting strongly resembles the engraving of the same title by William Strickland. Foreground shows grazing cattle and all manner of vegetation. There are clouds in the sky. The execution of the buildings and landscape in the middleground is faithful to the print source. Landscape is split in the center by a bay of water. Buildings in far foreground with boats and people in near foreground. Framed under glass with eglomise border in black and gold. Along bottom of eglomise in gold lettering "View of Quebec from Point Levi" in center and "by Mary Bacon" at bottom right hand corner.

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