Ducking Stool, Bermuda inscribed and dated 'Ducking stool. Bermuda June/45' (lower left) watercolour 11.5 x 17.5cm (4 1/2 x 6 7/8in).
An early view of Bermuda, the Ducking Stool exists today on the North Shore (in Pembroke Parish, in which the capital Hamilton lies), recalling the early days of the colony where minor offenders were ducked as punishment. Government house lies just to the south of it and it became the Governor's landing place. The North Shore is a rocky coastline honeycombed into caves and caverns. The viewpoint in this watercolour looks west, on the horizon lies Ireland Island, the Royal Naval dockyard now a heritage site in which there is the Bermuda National Museum. Also shown are Bermuda cedars, which became extinct through a virus in the mid-20th century.