Statue

Life-size statue of Jacques Cartier with wax head and resin hands.

  • Accession Number 2021.56.01
  • Period 21st century
  • Materials fiber, metal, plastic, wax
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Historical context

There is no reliable portrait of Jacques Cartier. According to Gustave Lanctot, the only authentic portrait is a 2-inch sketch on the Desceliers map. The image we have of him is therefore inspired by several different representations.

Jacques Cartier was born in Saint-Malo, France, in 1491. He probably took part in several maritime explorations in his youth (Newfoundland and Brazil). In 1534, he was appointed by King François 1er ...

  • Accession Number 2021.56.01
  • Period 21st century
  • Materials fiber, metal, plastic, wax
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection,2021.056.001
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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