Louis-Philippe Hébert

Dollard des Ormeaux

1916
In the midst of battle, Dollard des Ormeaux raises his sword and urges his companions to fight to the finish. A colonist, holding his gun by the barrel, prepares for hand-to-hand combat while his Huron ally succumbs to his wounds. The subject, drawn from Louis Fréchette's "La Légende d'un peuple" (1887) immortalizing the heroes of New France recounts the determination of these comrades-in-arms to avert a massive attack by the Iroquois against the French settlements of Ville-Marie (Montreal), Trois-Rivières, and Quebec in 1660.
Title
Dollard des Ormeaux
Date
1916
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
bronze
Dimensions
92.1 x 44.8 x 37 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1987
Accession number
29699

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