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A South West View of St. John's, Quebec. Open in full size

A South West View of St. John's, Quebec.

Picture, 1790, English

A South West View of St. John's, Quebec.

Picture, 1790, English


The sheet has been removed from its mount, backed and the bottom of the mount attached to the bottom of the sheet; probably during conservation work, 196-?, at which time the remainder of the mount was perhaps lost. Another watercolour version by Peachey of the same view is in P.A.C. (see 'Archives Canada Microfiches', Microfiche 2, No. 15; Neg. No. C-2003). After a watercolour by James Hunter, 1779? (see P.A.C. 'Archives Canada Microfiches', Microfiche 3, No. 31; Neg. No. C-1507). See Peachey notes.
View keyed (asterisk have been supplied in transcription to distinguish the two sets of check marks) in ink c.l. to c.r.: v / vv / vv[*] / a / b / v[*] / d. / c Inscribed in ink on mount l.l.: [cropped] Peachey Ensn. 60 Regt. From the Original View taken by J. Hunter. R. Regt. Arty.; l.c.: A South West View of St. John's / Shewing the Fort and the Detach'd Redoubt with the Blockhouse opposite,; l.l. (key): [v M]ontgomery's Mortar Battery. v ["v" added later to replace loss at start of line] / a. South Redoubt, and Commanding Officers Quarters. / b. North Redoubt, Magazine & Artillery Storehouses.; l.r. (key): c. Detached Redoubt, Officers & Soldiers Barracks. / d. Market Place. / v.[*] Inflexible. / vv[*] Royal George

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Public Domain


Watercolour, pen & ink and pencil on wove paper mounted on laid paper with ruled border in pen & ink and grey wash


330 x 596 mm.; mount (only bottom remains) 55 x 567 mm


Gift of J. Ross Robertson


Hunter, James d. 1792


Toronto Reference Library


Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

JRR 47 Cab IV (Peachey)