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Niagara-on-the-Lake
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Bainsbrigge visits Queenston
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The NOTL Museum has a wonderful art collection depicting the community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Here is a watercolour of the Queenston Heights landscape and a view down the Niagara River by Philip John Bainbrigge (1817-1881). Bainbrigge, who was a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, arrived in Canada during the Rebellion of 1837-38. He painted many Canadian sites during his tour of duty from 1837-1840s. It was not uncommon for people to visit this community during the 1800s as we were known for our picturesque landscapes, but the former 1812 military sites were also a tourist draw for many. This view can be admired from the present day Queenston Heights park.