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Painting by Léo Ayotte “Father Vimont celebrated mass leaning against the wild forest and Montreal was founded, May 1942”.

  • Accession Number 2020.08
  • Artiste / Auteur Ayotte, Léo
  • Date 1942
  • Medium and Support oil, wood
  • Measurements 121,5 x 153 cm
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Historical context

French Jesuit missionary Barthélemy Vimont (1594-1667), arrived in New France in 1629, then returned to France, returning to Québec City on the same ship as Marie de l’Incarnation in 1639. He served as superior of Quebec for six years, mainly at Sillery, where he took care of the First Nations on this reserve, and was present at the founding of Montreal in 1642. The scene evokes the moment of the city’s consecration, when &#...

  • Accession Number 2020.08
  • Artiste / Auteur Ayotte, Léo
  • Date 1942
  • Medium and Support oil, wood
  • Measurements 121,5 x 153 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection,2020.008

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