Thursday, June 04, 2009
Fountain at Place d'Armes
In the centre of Place d'Armes by Notre Dame Basilica is a monument to Montréal's founder, Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve. The work of sculptor Louis-Philippe Hébert, it portrays Maisonneuve surrounded by Charles Lemoyne, Lambert Closse, Jeanne Mance and an Iroquois brave.
The gargoyle like heads of the fountain beneath the statue captured my attention and I made a sketch. I added the wash later and would like to try the piece again in more detail.