Painting, Watercolour

Title
Chief Justice Robinson landing passengers in the ice in Toronto Bay
Object ID
000.089.002
Category
Communication Artifacts, Art
Date Made
1908
Materials
Water colour on paper
Description

Watercolour on paper. Framed under glass with mat in elegantly carved gilt wooden moulding.

This painting features a low horizon with the wooden, side wheel steamship Chief Justice Robinson offloading passengers in Toronto harbour. The ground is iced over and there are different types of people skating; being drawn by horse led sleds; and playing with a dog. The Chief Justice Robinson operated between Toronto and Niagara until 1860. She was also featured on a 14 cent stamp in 1978.

Signed and dated 08 at the lower left corner, inscribed "Capn Murdoch Xmas 1852".

Related vessels
Chief Justice Robinson
Related people/organizations
created by: Armstrong, William
donated by: Everett, William