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.
A wide variety of exhibits, but I think I like that First Nations coat as well as any. The three portraits you show are also powerful pieces of art.ReplyDelete
The last two paintings are beautiful. I like the falls. Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!
The coat is my fav (woman, eh?)...ReplyDelete
I want a coat like that!ReplyDelete
...and the two eventually blended together.ReplyDelete
I agree with previous commenters, the coat really caught my eye.ReplyDelete
@Eileen: thank you.
@Iris: it stands out.
@David: it would be quite something.
@Shammickite: it belongs there.
Loved the regality of the coat. The altarpiece and all portraits are beautiful works of art.ReplyDelete
I prefer the last two paintings.ReplyDelete
These artist left an excellent picture of what it was like in Canada before cameras.ReplyDelete
I love that coat! It would look great on someone today.ReplyDelete
White Horse in by moonlight, says it all doesn't it. A most stunning coat and I'm sure it kept a person very warm! Nice collection of art, thanks for sharing it.ReplyDelete
My favorite is the White Horse Inn By Moonlight.ReplyDelete
That coat must be very warm.ReplyDelete
It been ages since I seen any type of Musuems. But hopeful soon I will get a chance to see an exhibt.ReplyDelete
Coffee is on and stay safe
That coat is absolutely beautiful.ReplyDelete
Love that coat!ReplyDelete
I would gladly wear that coat today!ReplyDelete
Two coats on display. Perhaps a picture of the second at another time?ReplyDelete
Very nice! I especially like Henriette Massue Le Moine.ReplyDelete
i enjoy both posts, i did read both. i love looking at our outfits over time to see the changes. very cool. happy week for ya. take care. ( ;ReplyDelete
The Hamel portraits are lovely as is that landscape. This looks like a great part of the gallery.ReplyDelete
That coat looks amazing ...ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I can't go to an art gallery in person... This is a great virtual tour. : )ReplyDelete
The alterpiece is striking.ReplyDelete
@Magiceye: I think so.ReplyDelete
@Jan: me too.
@Red: they did.
@Karen: it's an evocative painting.
@Bill: I love that one.
@Dora: I need to return to this one.
@Revrunner: that it is.
@Gemel: I agree.
@Marie: me too.
@RedPat: it's popular!
@Cloudia: I love it.ReplyDelete
@Linda: me too.
@Jeanie: it is.
@Jan: thank you.
@Catarina: hopefully soon, if not already.
@Eve: it certainly is.