Bust

This sculpted pedestal bust of Louis-Joseph Papineau (1786-1871) is simple in its general appearance. The features are easily recognizable and attributable to the illustrious figure. Papineau was an eloquent orator, as evidenced by his dignified head carriage. His curly hair is combed forward over his forehead and temples, with its characteristic tassel above his head; his high shirt collar is fastened with a loop tie, and the formal attire is that of an important public figure.

  • Accession Number 2019.01.02.04
  • Artiste / Auteur Stohl, Jan
  • Date 2015 c
  • Materials metal, bronze?, plaster
  • Measurements 28,5 x 10,5 cm
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Historical context

The history of Louis-Joseph Papineau is intimately linked to that of Montreal. He dominated the political scene in Sock for almost 50 years. He was born in Montreal on October 7, 1786. He was the son of Joseph Papineau, a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada. He studied at the Petit Séminaire de Québec and became a lawyer in 1803. He returned to Montreal the following year, and in 1808 was elected Member of Parliam...

  • Accession Number 2019.01.02.04
  • Artiste / Auteur Stohl, Jan
  • Date 2015 c
  • Materials metal, bronze?, plaster
  • Measurements 28,5 x 10,5 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière, Papineau fonds, donation by Denis St-Martin,2019.001.002.004
Photo by DMatthieu Arseneault

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