BlogMarch 10, 2016Franchère had returned to his native Montreal and was embarking upon his professional career after several years spent studying in Paris since 1888. During a brief visit to Montreal in 1890, he received an important commission to paint three large religious canvases for the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur chapel of the Notre-Dame basilica...
BlogJanuary 30, 2016
Travel and Tourism in Wilkinson's 19th Century WatercolourMontmorency Falls has long been a popular year-round destination for Quebecers and tourists alike, each searching for an inspiring spot for contemplation, activities and revelry. In winter, the spray and mist at the foot of the waterfall create a 30-foot high mountain of ice and snow over the rapids, commonly...
BlogMarch 23, 2015
"Remarkable" 19th Century Watercolour is One of Fraser's First Known LandscapesFrom the Conquest until the end of the 19th Century, British landscape artists, professionals and military topographers travelled to the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River to take advantage of the magnificent view of Quebec. From the mouth of the Etchemin River at the west, to Pointe-Lévy at the...
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