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Fisher, George Bulteel
A Boatmakers Yard near Quebec
1791-1792

Lieutenant Fisher accompanied Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, as an aide-de-camp on his posting to Halifax in 1791. He also served in the West Indies and at Gibraltar, eventually achieving the rank of major-general and a knighthood. His view of a boatmaker’s yard located near the west end of the Île d’Orléans, opposite Quebec City, is typical of work produced by military officers in its clarity and topographical accuracy.

 
Fisher, George Bulteel
Born Peterborough, England, 1764 - Died Woolwich, England, 1834
A Boatmakers Yard near Quebec
1791-1792
watercolour on paper, laid down
height / width: 34.10 x 51.40 cm; 13.43 x 20.24 in.
Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund and Wintario matching grant, 1977
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