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Paintings, Prints and Drawings

A wealth of visual memories of Montreal, Quebec and Canada dating principally from the 18th and 19th centuries, the Paintings, Prints and Drawings sector eloquently conjures up the personalities, places and events of bygone days. The collection contains some 75,800 iconographical pieces, making it one of the largest of its kind in Canada.

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  • Paintings (oils, acrylics and watercolours, mostly from the 19th century).
  • An important collection of miniatures and silhouettes.
  • Prints: maps, plans, portraits (mostly from 1751 to 1900).
  • Original drawings (graphite, ink, pastel). Major collections of caricatures from the 19th and 20th centuries, including the John Collins, Serge Chapleau and Terry Mosher (Aislin) fonds.

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Canadian Unity (M996.11.142)

Drawing
Canadian Unity
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
1990, 20th century
M996.11.142

Burning of Hayes House, Dalhousie Square, Montreal. (M310)

Painting
Burning of Hayes House, Dalhousie Square, Montreal.
James Duncan (1806-1881)
1852, 19th century
M310

SA GA YEATH QUA PIETH TOW, King of the Maquas. (M1886)

Print
SA GA YEATH QUA PIETH TOW, King of the Maquas.
John Verelst
1710, 18th century
M1886