The one on the left is titled by the artist “Original sketch in Lamp Black of Burlington Bay” and has an artist note “time 15 minutes” and the image on the right is titled “Original sketch in Bistre, Burlington Bay” and is dated 1883.
The image on the left is titled by the artist “Original sketch in burnt umber on the Marsh” (presumably the Dundas Marsh) and is dated 1883. The image on the right is titled “Original sketch on the St. Lawrence near Brockville in Indigo” dated 1882.
Deep rich coloured border of triangle shapes along the sides and rectangular shapes along the top and bottom. Blue triangles inner top margin, pink triangles inner bottom margin. A single flower in each shape along the outside margins.
Arrangement of gold leaves with pink and a combination of blue and white flowers surrounding an open concept top with a three-sided frame done in two lines of blue. Writing in pencil appears on back: copied from memory from a calendar at Clerey Mu...
Straight line border with small curves inward, two in the middle of the border line and one at the bottom margin. Line curves outward at top with swirls of blue leaves and two red flowers on either side. Two gold semi-circles on the inside at th...
Done in red lettering, ivy leaves with blue branches surrounding the word. Three red capitals, three blue capitals, border lines of red and gold, small ivy leaves throughout poem and at bottom. Carolingian hand.
Students in art school class (Hamilton Art School) located on the second floor above the Hamilton Public Library which occupied those rooms from January 1890 to September 1909. Fred H. Sharp photographer stamped on the back.
Written in the lower right corner “Preliminary sketches by W. Blair Bruce for the Battle of Stoney Creek before he went to study in Paris and on that account he never finished the picture after designing it. W Bruce”