Coming back from the courtyard and chapel and back into the first of the gallery spaces, this view blends together various influences: First Nations attire, European inspired art, and religious items.
This coat dates to circa 1844, and is by an artist of the Mississauga tribe.
It faces an altarpiece done circa 1832-37 by the Quebecois artist Francois Fournier. This is The Baptism Of Christ.
One of the side rooms off this gallery space includes one of my favourite portraits in the collection, by another Quebecois artist. Henriette Massue Le Moine dates to 1854, and is by Theophile Hamel.
Hamel painted Jean-Louis Beaudry around 1855. A businessman who would also be a mayor of Montreal and a member of the provincial assembly, Beaudry is portrayed in the prime of life.
And another Hamel portrait: Etienne Parent, dating to 1848.
The Gallery has several works by the artist Cornelius Krieghoff, who favoured landscapes in his work. This is one I've shown you before. White Horse Inn By Moonlight dates to 1851.
And this is The Chaudiere, dating to 1858. It depicts the Chaudiere Falls upstream on the Ottawa River from here, as they appeared in his time. I have to get over to those falls sometime. Tomorrow we'll pick up with more of Krieghoff.