Before getting into today's post, if you'd like to get a sense of the sound inside the Convent Chapel, I added a link into yesterday's post from a newspaper page at Youtube that gives you a taste of what the chorus sounds like. And for convenience I'll add it right here as well.
Here we have two more views of the garden courtyard after leaving the chapel.
Back into the first gallery space, I photographed these two altarpieces by the same artist, Francois Baillairge, both dating to 1797. The Virgin and Saint John were originally part of a crucifixion scene at a parish church in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a village east of Quebec City on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. I have been in the village, a lovely area of the province. The village has a tradition of wood carving artisans.
In my first post of this series, I mentioned the artist William Berczy. These two portraits are his as well. Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) depicts the Mohawk chief in an imaginary setting, but with close attention to detail. It was done circa 1807.
John Mackenzie is a circa 1811 portrait by Berczy.
These two paintings date to 1840, by the artist Robert C. Todd, and are two perspectives of the same place, commissioned by the businessman Allan Gilmour. They share a title: The Timber and Shipbuilding Yards of Allan Gilmour and Company at Wolfe's Cove, Quebec, with the two differentiated by direction- Viewed From The South and Viewed From The West. Gilmour requested a depiction of his operations both on shore and on the water, and Todd gave both.
The Gallery owns several landscapes by Cornelius Krieghoff. This one I've shown before, and depicts a spot upstream from here on the Ottawa River. The Chaudiere gives us a view of the Chaudiere Falls, different from its present day look. This 1858 painting, which includes the artist at lower left, gives us the falls in a sunset view, and if you're familiar with the topography, you can orient yourself to specific spots, even without the present day dam beyond it.
This 1848 portrait is Etienne Parent, by the artist Theophile Hamel, done after the artist had spent time in Europe.
This wider view gives us the main gallery space in here. Note the coat beyond this display case- you saw it from the other side in the first post. And the items in this display case are silverware, but of a more secular nature than what I showed you in the first post.
Today I finish with a different kind of portrait. The Frank Off George Island, Halifax is an oil painting circa 1856 by John O'Brien. The shipbuilding industry in what are today the Atlantic provinces was flourishing at the time, and it was typical for portraits to be painted of ships. O'Brien specialized in this, giving the vessel a profile look with full sails.