Breaking Up of the Ice in the St. Lawrence at Montreal

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    R9266, Item no. assigned by LAC: 6, Copy negative: C-150427
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    1 watercolour / aquarelle : watercolour and pen and ink with opaque white on wove paper, laid down
    Inventory no.: No. 269
    Support : 35.000 X 22.900 cm
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    an image of the Montreal port with encircling city buildings and ice hoves that have piled on top of one another to form a mound

    This work is possibly a copy after George Andrews who accompanied the Prince of Wales on his tour in 1866. A check should be made against the Illustrated London News for a similar view. This would also invalidate the year 1864 inscribed on the watercolour.
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    Sotheby's inventory no. 269
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    Inscription: in pen and black ink, recto, across l.l.: BREAKING UP OF THE ICE IN THE ST. LAWRENCE AT MONTREAL; across l.r.: G.H. ANDREWS / . 1864 .
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    Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. R9266-6
    Copyright: Expired

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