L'Enclos, Île Bélair, 1921
Canadian, 1890 - 1967
oil on canvasboard
30.5 x 40.6 cm
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23160)
L'Enclos is the summer residence of the Hébert family on Bélair Island, near Rosemère, Quebec
The sculptor Louis-Philippe Hébert bought land on Bélair Island on the Rivière des Mille Îles north of Montreal in 1906. There he constructed a compound of buildings which he called L'Enclos where his large family, including his son Adrien, spent the summer months. In this study of sun-dappled buildings, Adrien has realized a remarkable clarity of light and space.