Lunatic Asylum, Queen St. W., south side, opposite Ossington Ave.; view from rear. Toronto, Ont. Open in full size

Lunatic Asylum, Queen St. W., south side, opposite Ossington Ave.; view from rear. Toronto, Ont.

Picture, 1849, English

Lunatic Asylum, Queen St. W., south side, opposite Ossington Ave.; view from rear. Toronto, Ont.

Picture, 1849, English

Notes

Inscribed in the stone l.l.: On Stone by J. Johnston.; l.r.: Scobie & Balf our. Lith.; l.c,: SOUTH VIEW / J.G. HOWARD ARCHITECT.
Library has 3 other impressions (JRR 548; one inserted in Howard, J.G., Papers, section II, vol. 10, Misc. accounts 1844-1852; one bound in Scadding, Henry, Toronto of old Toronto, 1878, 971.354.S17.11 copy 3), as well as "PLAN OF THE PRINCIPAL STORY" lith. by Scobie & Balfour (6 impressions; B 8-61a to f) and printed "REFERENCE TO THE PLANS." (bound in Scadding, Henry, Toronto of old, Toronto, 1878, 971.354. S17. 11 copy 3). Howard's diary (Ms collection. Howard, J.G., Papers, section II, vol. VI) states on 10 February 1846 "to Mr Scobie about he Lithographing the views of the Asylum", and on 28 September 1846 "Mr Ewart & Johnstone came about lithographing the perspective view of the Asylum", and on 11 January 1847 "at perspective view of Asylum on wood till 1/2 past 2 then took Do to show the Engraver also ground Plan & description". The lithograph was issued as a plate to The Canadian Gem and Family Visitor, Toronto, January 1849 (vol. 2, no. i) which states on p. 29: We have two beautiful views of the building, one a south view presenting it as seen from the lake; and the other a north view showing it as viewed from Queen street. One of these views we give in this number [The other view is Acc. B 8-60g]. See also TORONTO/HOSPITALS/ONTARIO HOSPITAL (TORONTO).

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Lithograph

Extent

98 x 181 mm

Contributor

Howard, John George, (1803-1890), Johnston, John

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

B 8-60f Cab II