ArtworksAlfred LalibertéPortrait Suzor-Côté (camée) , 19061878-1953CAD 3,000
Inscriptionssigned, inscribed and dated, ‘A.Laliberté / Paris [illegible] 1906’ (lower right)
ProvenanceEugène Côté, brother of Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Côté;
Arthur Côté, nephew of Marc-Aurèle Suzor-Côté;
Madame Cécile Vallée Côté, wife of Arthur Côté.
This work was cast in bronze to decorate Suzor Cote’s tombstone at the cemetery in Arthabaska. Thanks to Laurier Lacroix’s research we are provided with a note in a Montreal newspaper of 1906 in which a writer described a visit to Laliberté studio in Paris. Among the works that he saw in the studio, he wrote, “On the wall a plaster medallion of Suzor-Cote” (translation). Lacroix adds that Alfred Laliberte had first met Suzor-Cote upon his arrival in Paris in 1902. The two artists, originally from Bois-Franc Quebec, shared the Paris studio and remained friends throughout their careers.