[Winter Scene on the River St. Lawrence. 1844.]
Hand coloured lithograph. Very rare. Sheet size: 375 x 515mm (14¾ x 20¼"). Very large margins.
A winter scene on the Saint Lawrence river, near Quebec, Canada, showing a traditionally dressed female in a fur lined hooded coat and gloves, sitting in a sledge, to the right. Other smaller figures and a church can be seen in the distance to the left. After marrying Sir James B. Bucknall Estcourt, a British topographical painter, in 1837, Caroline (1809 - 1886) accompanied her husband on his postings in Canada (1838-39 and 1844-47) and overseas. She often sketched the people she met and places she visited. In the 1850s she traveled to the Crimea during the British campaign with her sister, Marieanne, to join her husband who was suffering from cholera. Although she nursed him diligently, he died and Caroline was made a KCB's (Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath) widow in 1856. She is known for her Canadian views, especially her Quebec winter scenes.
[Ref: 37444] £520.00