Quebec from the St. Lawrence River

V D Baxter

Oil on canvas

c.1840
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Canada
    City: Ottawa
    Place: British High Commission

    Quebec is the capital of the region of Quebec in the east of Canada. It is strategically located above a sudden narrowing of the St Lawrence River, and was first settled in 1608. The region was claimed by the French in 1534 and was a French colony (New France) until ceded to Britain in 1763. The city remains a cultural centre of French-speaking Canada, housing Laval University. St Lawrence River flows through North America and Canada and belongs to one of the world's greatest water systems, draining the Great Lakes into the Atlantic Ocean. At Quebec it broadens into a long estuary which gradually merges with the Gulf of St Lawrence.

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  • Details
    Artist
    V D Baxter
    Title
    Quebec from the St. Lawrence River
    Date
    c.1840
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 43.50 cm, width: 64.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Parker Gallery, May 1967
    Inscription
    bl: V.D.Baxter
    Provenance
    Purchased from the Parker Gallery in May 1967
    GAC number
    7863