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

My Cabin, HMS Hastings.

26 May 1838.

Mary Louisa Lambton Bruce

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Title

My Cabin, HMS Hastings.

Date

26 May 1838.

Description

Scope and content: Title refers to a cabin occupied by Mary Louisa Lambton. The subject is an interior scene depicting a ship's cabin appointed with two raised platforms furnished with cushions and coverings of a variety of patterns and colours. A berth is suspended by ropes in a fan-shaped arrangement from a hook in the deckhead. A pair of curtains are swagged on either side of a sexpartite-light window behind one of the fixed platforms. A third curtain is fastened to a rail. A rectangular mat and a vessel with a handle and a lid lie on the deck of the cabin. In the tradition of English watercolour painting, interior scenes are rare in this period.
Physical description: Album of Mary Louisa Lambton, page 25.
Signature and inscriptions: Inscription - signature (MLL), date and title written on the artwork. Pencil frame drawn with a straight edge.
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Location

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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

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