A near and full view of the Fall of Montmorenci from below
Artist: Fisher, Lieutenant G. B.
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 grandeur and simplicity of this Fall is very striking from this point of view, where the graduation of figures in the shore gives it a scale which forcibly impresses on the mind the ides of stupendous height. From the top of the rock over which the water rushes to the bottom, there is a height if two hundred and forty six perpendicular feet. Immediately over the top of the fall is a small summer-house, which was built by Sir Frederick Haldiman, when he was governor of Canada. The building projects entirely over the rock; and is in constant vibration, from the agitation of the air, occasioned by the water in its descent…".