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The Timber and Shipbuilding Yards of Allan Gilmour and Company at Wolfe's Cove, Quebec, Viewed from the WestEnlarge image

The Timber and Shipbuilding Yards of Allan Gilmour and Company at Wolfe's Cove, Quebec, Viewed from the West, 1840

Robert C. Todd
British, Canadian, 1809 - 1866
oil on canvas
74.5 x 120 cm
Purchased 1987
National Gallery of Canada (no. 29696)

Lumber and shipping baron Allan Gilmour (1805-1884) commissioned two paintings from Todd of his property at Wolfe's Cove, Quebec City. Each scene emphasizes an aspect of the company's activities on shore in the lumber yard, and the ships on the water which the artist has recorded in painstaking detail.

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