Portrait

This bust portrait of Louis-Édouard Desjardins, painted in 1877 by William Raphael, signed and dated, may have been inspired by a photograph (a common practice at the time) published two years earlier, in 1875, in Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick’s Montreal, its history, to which is added Biographical Sketches, with Photographs of many of its Principal Citizens. The portrait shows Desjardins at the age of 40, at the peak of his medical career. His gaze is slightly to his right.

  • Accession Number 2018.01.01
  • Artiste / Auteur Raphael, William
  • Date 1877
  • Medium and Support oil, canvas
  • Measurements 67 x 53,5 cm
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Historical context

Louis-Édouard Desjardins, son of Édouard-Pierre Desjardins and Joséphine Panneton, was born in Terrebonne on September 10, 1837. He married Zaïde Paré in Montreal on June 4, 1867, and from this union two sons and four daughters were born. Desjardins was a teacher, physician, composer, folklorist and choirmaster. He is considered one of the pioneers of ophthalmology in Quebec. His academic training began at Masson College in Terrebonn...

  • Accession Number 2018.01.01
  • Artiste / Auteur Raphael, William
  • Date 1877
  • Medium and Support oil, canvas
  • Measurements 67 x 53,5 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, donation by Micheline Desjardins,2018.001.001
Photo by William Raphael

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