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Description found in Archives

Bilingual equivalent


ca. 1904

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour / aquarelle : grey, black and white gouache over pencil
Support: 38.200 x 0.420 cm (sight)
Secondary support: 51.500 x 55.500 cm (mat, sight)

Scope and content

Image depicting immigrants disembarking in a busy port. The foreground, being the deck of a ship, includes three main characters: an aged woman sitting with her head resting on her hand; a clean-shaven man sitting cross-legged on the deck with his open suitcase before him; a bearded man smoking a pipe while standing between the two others, his arms full of his belongings. The background reveals the hustle and bustle of a variety of ships leaving and entering the port.
Item is matted and framed (frame may be removed later). The work itself is in fairly good condition except for some warping in the upper right corner. The matting is stained and spotted.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
No restriction on access or on use for p
ublication or reproduction.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-150183
Restrictions not set
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Item no. assigned by LAC
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. R9266-273 Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available.

Exhibitions note
Exhibition Title: The Peter Winkworth Collections of Canadiana: Vast New Lands- Canada's Northwest. Curator: Jim Burant, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 2006.11.25 -2007.08.29. Further Venue: Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba; 2006.11.25-2007.01.21. Further Venue: Red Deer and District Museum, Red Deer, Alberta; 2007.02.17 - 2007.04.15. Further Venue: RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan; 2007.06.30-2007.08.29.

Alpha-numeric note
Sotheby's inventory no. W503

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in black ink, recto l.r.: Sydney / Higham. / (QUEBEC) [entire inscription is encircled]; (complete transcription)

Subject heading

1. Québec.
2. activity.


Other system control no.