Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Warwick, Quebec, 1877 – Montreal 1953
132 cm (h.)
Gift of Mrs. Paul-Émile Lafontaine in memory of her husband, inv. 1970.1651
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.