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Théophile Hamel

The Education of the Virgin

Artist

Théophile Hamel
Sainte-Foy, Quebec, 1817 – Quebec City 1870

Artist (birthplace)

After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Title

The Education of the Virgin

Date

About 1845-1846

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

43.5 x 36 cm

Credits

Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest, inv. 1982.8

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

While training in Europe from 1843 to 1846, Hamel had the chance to practise direct copying, which gave him a better understanding of the style and characteristics of some artists who had left their mark on art history. Among the studies he returned with were this Education of the Virgin after Rubens and a Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona after Titian–two leading colourists.

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