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Alfred Laliberté

The Cradle

Artist

Alfred Laliberté
Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Warwick, Quebec, 1877 – Montreal 1953

Title

The Cradle

Date

About 1916

Materials

Plaster

Dimensions

132 cm (h.)

Credits

Gift of Mrs. Paul-Émile Lafontaine in memory of her husband, inv. 1970.1651

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Until 1920, this sculpture was kept in the drawing classroom of the Council of Arts and Manufactures, where Laliberté taught modelling. It portrays the artist and his mother when he was “still an infant, growing up in the shade of the forest.” The self-portraits that Laliberté produced throughout his career are an indication of his marked penchant for introspection.

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