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A Bold and Romantic Scene on the river St. Ann's or Grand River

A Bold and Romantic Scene on the river St. Ann's or Grand River

Artist: Fisher, Lieutenant, G.B.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1776

Shelfmark: K.top 119

Item number: 30.d

Length: 62.1-00-00 00:00:00

Width: 44.7-00-00 00:00:00

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

This view is part of a collection of six pictures by Lieutenant Fisher of the Royal Artillery. Fisher wrote a short description of this view,
"The peculiar boldness of the present scene is particularly striking. The river which runs through there wild and rugged banks takes its rise on the very summits of the mountains and descends by a multiplicity of cataracts into the river St Lawrence. Within the distance of one mile may be reckoned six falls, some of them of the height of fifty or sixty feet. The access to this river is extremely difficult, as the banks are everywhere very steep and rugged, and in some places of a stupendous height. The situation of this river is 18 miles below Quebec, and at the extremity of the settled country on the north shore of the River of St Lawrence".

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