Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté
This portrait of a young Haudenosaunee woman from Quebec was commissioned by J. Omer Marchand, a renowned Montreal-based architect. Although the sitter looks directly at the viewer, her posture suggests she is uncomfortable being the subject of attention. Unlike Suzor-Coté's many artworks of rural Quebec archetypes, this sensitive portrait captures the model's individual character.
Materialsoil on canvas
100.5 x 80 cm
Purchased 2004 with the support of the Foundation's Circle patrons and Supporting Friends of the National Gallery of Canada