Library and Archives Canada, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and family fonds (R977). | Licence: Copyright Expired
Library and Archives Canada, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and family fonds (R977). | Licence: Copyright Expired

[Interior of Cabin].

[November] 1838.

Mary Louisa Lambton Bruce

From the collection

Title

[Interior of Cabin].

Date

[November] 1838.

Description

Scope and content: An interior scene depicting the architecture and furnishings of a sleeping cabin on HMS INCONSTANT. The deckhead is reinforced with crossbeams. Attached to it is a curtain rail curved around the berth with gathered, swagged striped curtains at each end. The berth is a platform fastened to the deck above with ropes in a fan-shaped arrangement. A poke bonnet and a plaid item of clothing have been placed on the berth which has striped coverings and a striped pillow. Printed curtains are gathered and swagged on either side of a square-paned n window which slopes outward from the top. Fringe is attached to the bottom of a valance covered with printed fabric matching the window curtains. Below the window is an eight-drawer chest covered with objects. A basket with handles hangs from a hook to the right of the window. Closer to the foreground at the right, plaid fabric hangs at the top of the bulkhead. The deck is covered with a plaid carpet and the bulkheads with a striped paper or fabric. In the English watercolour tradition, interior scenes are rare.
Physical description: Album of Mary Louisa Lambton, page 78.
Signature and inscriptions: Inscription - date on the artwork; no signature and no title provided. Pencil frame drawn with a straight edge.
For full details please visit the collection website.

Disclaimer

TWW try to keep the information on this page up to date. However, for the most accurate information you should always consult the owning collection

From the Watercolour World

Location

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Approximate

Category

Credits

Copyright

Library and Archives Canada, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and family fonds (R977).

Image Licence

Spotted an error? Let us know: enquiries@watercolourworld.org

Leave a comment

Do you know more about this painting and the story behind it? Please share your thoughts below.