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ca. 1871

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 painting oil on canvas 77.7 x 67.8 cm (image); 105.0 x 94.2 x 12.7 cm (framed).
Frame: 94.200 x 105.000 x 12.700 cm
Image: 67.800 x 77.700 cm
Inventory no.: op0100

Scope and content

This portrait is a probably a l9th or early 20th century copy of the portrait of Montcalm belonging to the Montcalm family in France. See portrait file for photograph of the original portrait. It may well have been done posthumously.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
To be viewed with the assistance of the
Portrait Gallery of Canada.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-027665
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
OP-0100 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
90: Open
Other accession no.
1991-209 x DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1991-209-1 / c027665
Copyright: Expired
Restrictions on use: Nil

Additional information

This formal portrait of Lieutenant-General Montcalm, Commander of the French troops in North America during the Seven Years War, was copied from an original belonging to the Montcalm family. Many such copies were produced during the 19th century, capitalizing on a public appetite for images of the main players in the famous siege, and fall, of Québec City (1759).

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: La prise du Québec, 1759-1760. Curators: Daniel Drouin, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; Québec; 2009.05.21 - 2009.09.20.
Exhibition title: Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians / Volte-face: Portraits de Canadiens fascinants. Curator: Caroline Cook. Library and Archives Canada Exhibition. Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; 2012.03.31 -2012.09.03. Further venue: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario; 2012.09.22 – 2013.02.24 Further venue: Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec; 2013.03.21 – 2013.10.14

Subject heading

1. Montcalm, Louis-Joseph, marquis de, 1712-1759.
2. History Canada
3. Generals France.


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