This exhibition shines light on Québec City’s leading role as the colony’s artistic capital, from its origins to the late 19th century. The focus is on the period under British rule (1763-1867) and the pieces chosen from our collection include religious and secular paintings and sculptures, works on paper and decorative art objects. All the principal artists and movements that marked Québec art history over this 250-year period are represented.
Attributed to Jacques Leblond de Latour, Saint Gabriel, between 1695 and 1705. Polychromed and gilded butternut, 152.7 x 75.5 x 51 cm. MNBAQ Coll., conservation treatment by the Centre de conservation du Québec made possible by a contribution from the Friends of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Cornelius Krieghoff, Falls of St. Anne From Above, 1854. Oil on canvas, 50.6 x 61.2 cm. MNBAQ Coll., anonymous gift dedicated to the memory of Roland and Madeleine Lacroix
Joseph Légaré, Landscape with Wolfe Monument, about 1845. Oil on canvas, 131.3 x 174.6 cm. MNBAQ Coll.