François Baillairgé

The Virgin

1797
These sculptures were part of a crucifixion scene originally in a parish church in the village of St-Jean-Port-Joli, 100 kilometres east of Quebec City, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence. The church council commissioned the sculptor to produce the group in 1797. We can feel the tension in the bearing of these figures, conveying their torment.
Title
The Virgin
Date
1797
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
polychromed and gilded white pine
Dimensions
137.3 x 55 x 47 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1957
Accession number
6742

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