Gargoyle

Hollow painted cast-iron face with open mouth representing a St. Lawrence Iroquoian. Reproduction of the gargoyle on the monument to Jacques Cartier created in 1893 by Joseph-Arthur Vincent in Parc St-Henri.

  • Accession Number 2021.36.01
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Montreal Foundry Ltd.
  • Artiste / Auteur Vincent, Joseph-Arthur
  • Date 1965
  • Materials metal, cast iron, metal, steel, paint
  • Measurements 32 x 22 x 13 cm
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Historical context

This piece is a decorative element in painted cast iron, intended to represent a St. Lawrence native or an allegory of America. One of a series of four, these grotesque, generic figures are placed beneath the statue of the monument/fountain dedicated to Jacques Cartier. This work was designed by sculptor Joseph-Arthur Vincent in the Second Empire style and installed in 1893 in a park in the Montreal district of Saint-Henri. Having collaps...

  • Accession Number 2021.36.01
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Montreal Foundry Ltd.
  • Artiste / Auteur Vincent, Joseph-Arthur
  • Date 1965
  • Materials metal, cast iron, metal, steel, paint
  • Measurements 32 x 22 x 13 cm
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© Collection Pointe-à-Callière, donation by Sylvain Rivard,2021.036.001
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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