Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. | Licence: Public Domain
Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. | Licence: Public Domain

An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara (1762)

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Additional Makers: Ignace Fougeron

Framers' label of William Haines, formerly laid down dust cover l.c., in Acc. File. Also issued in 'Scenographia Americana' (Stokes, 'The Iconography of Manhattan Island', v.1, p. 293, no. 52). PAC Archives Canada Microfiche 10, B 4; Spendlove p. 15 (plate 32). The Davies watercolour is described in R.H. Hubbard, 'Thomas Davies', Ottawa, NGC, 1972, no. 17.

Inscribed in the plate, l.r.: J. Fougeron sculp.; b.: To his Excellency Lieutt Genl Sir Jeffrey Amherst, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, &c. &c. &c. I These Six Views are most humbly Inscribed, by His Excellency's most devoted Servt / Thos Davies. / An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara.; l.l.: Perpendr Heigth of the Fall 162 Feet, Breadth about a Mile & Quarter.; l.r.: Drawn on the Spot by Thos Davies Capt,, Lieutt in the Royal Regt of Artillery. TEC 845.04

Medium: Etching and watercolour on laid paper. Laid down on cardboard

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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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