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

Schoolroom

31 October 1838

Mary Louisa Bruce, Countess of Elgin and Kincardine (née Lambton)

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Title

Schoolroom

Date

31 October 1838

Description

An interior scene depicting the Durham family schoolroom in the Parliament Building at Quebec City. Architectural elements of the room include three plain columns with plain curved moldings above a square base and a variation on corinthian capitals. There is the suggestion of moldings around the ceiling, door and three recessed windows. Furnishings include two rectangular tables with turned legs, the larger one having a drawer and covered with a green fabric. The larger table has an open rectangular box with a hinged lid and books and papers on it. There are unidentified objects on the second table. The room also contains two fan-back chairs and a sofa fully upholstered in a striped fabric. The windows have curtains reaching the sill. On the sill of the window at the right edge of the work is a potted plant and an unidentified object. In the English watercolour tradition interior subjects are unusual at this time.
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Location

Parliament Building, Quebec, Canada

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Credits

Image Credit

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

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