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A near and full view of the Fall of Montmorenci from below

A near and full view of the Fall of Montmorenci from below

Artist: Fisher, Lieutenant G. B.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1776

Shelfmark: K.top 119

Item number: 30.f

Length: 61.4-00-00 00:00:00

Width: 41.5-00-00 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 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…".

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