A VIEW of the CITY of QUEBEC the Capital of CANADA taken from the Ferry House on the Opposite side of the River
Artist: Peachey, James
Founded in 1608, this French settlement in Canada developed at a point where the St Lawrence River narrowed and the river bank was protected by high cliffs. By the late 18th Century, it had prospered as a centre for the fur trade. As depicted in this view, stores and workshops were built on the water's edge.