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Place of creation

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1 cut and/or pasted : cut black paper and pencil on paper ; 23.6 x 19.3 cm.
Support: 19.300 x 23.600 cm (support)

Scope and content

The silhouette is full length to the left showing a young man holding a hat and cane and dog at his feet. It was the Frontispiece from the Appendix au Journal d'un Fils de la Liberté (MG 24, B2, vol. 27).

Graphic (art)
90: Open
To be viewed with the assistance of the
Portrait Gallery of Canada.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-135399
90: Open
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-135400
90: Open
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-136454
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A292-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
90: Open
Other accession no.
1982-110 PIC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1982-110-1 Source: Manuscript Division, Louis-Joseph Papineau & Family Papers, MG24, B-2.
Copyright: Expired
Restrictions: Nil

Biography / Administrative history

Louis-Joseph-Amédée Papineau was the eldest son of the patriote Louis-Joseph Papineau. Louis-Joseph-Amédée was a fervent supporter of the French-Canadian cause in Lower Canada, and was a founding member of the Fils de la Liberté, an association of young patriote reformists. The silhouette of a young man holding a hat and cane with a dog at his feet was done by Auguste Edouart at the spa town of Saratoga Springs in New York. The silhouette was used as the Frontispiece for the Appendix of his "Journal d'un Fils de la Liberté réfugié aux Etats-Unis par suite de L'Insurrection Canadienne en 1837".

Additional information

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: A Place in History. Curators: Art Section, Documentary Art and Photography Division, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1990.10.31-1991.03.31.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed. Dated.
Inscription: in the artist's hand, in pen and blue ink, recto, l.c.: Augt Edouart fecit 1840 / Saratoga-; in Papineau's hand, in pen and black ink, l.r. vertical: LJA Papineau dit Montigny; t. and u.r.: Me voilà, avec mes longs cheveux & ma casaque, ma canne de jonc & mon chapeau / de paille, car nous / sommes en été. Selon la / coutume de tous les / grands auteurs modernes, / il est très convenable / j'allais dire indispensable, / que mon portrait & ma / signature autographe / figurent à la tête de mes / OEuvres. Hum! Hum!!


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