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Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Cornelius Krieghoff

(1815-1872)

 
 
Cornelius Krieghoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 3, 2019
1. Cornelius Krieghoff Marker
Inscription.  
French:
L'œuvre vivante et colorée de Cornelius Krieghoff en fit l'un des peintres canadiens les plus connus du XIXe siècle. Né à Amsterdam, il arriva en 1840 au Canada où il peignit près de 2000 tableaux inspirés par son pays d'adoption. Dans un style rappelant la peinture hollandaise de genre, Krieghoff représenta de pittoresques excursions de chasse et de pêche, des voyages en traîneau ainsi que des scènes de la vie autochtone et de la vie rurale du Québec, souvent empreintes d'humour et de gaieté. Sa vision romantique, très appréciée à son époque, ne cesse de fasciner.

English:
One of the most famous Canadian painters of the 19th century, Cornelius Krieghoff is internationally recognized for his lively and colourful compositions. Born in Amsterdam, he came to Canada in 1840 where he would complete nearly 2000 paintings inspired by his adopted country. In a style reminiscent of Dutch genre painting, he depicted picturesque hunting and fishing trips, journeys by sleigh, Aboriginal traditions, and scenes of rural life in Quebec, often marked with humour and gaiety. His romantic vision of Canada, extremely
Cornelius Krieghoff Marker • wide view<br>(<i>Cornelius Krieghoff memorial bust in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 3, 2019
2. Cornelius Krieghoff Marker • wide view
(Cornelius Krieghoff memorial bust in background)
popular at the time, continues to fascinate.
 
Erected 2001 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 46° 48.121′ N, 71° 13.427′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is at the intersection of Grande Allée Ouest (Route 175) and Avenue Cartier, on the right when traveling east on Grande Allée Ouest. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the northeast corner of Maison Krieghoff. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Grande Allée Ouest, Québec, Quebec G1R 2H1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Maison Henry-Stuart / Henry-Stuart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bragg’s 28th Foot, (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Quebec City Astronomical Observatory (about 180 meters away); Here, on the very eve of victory (about 210 meters away); Pavillon Charles-Baillairgé (about 210 meters away); Wolfe Monument (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The / Le Royal Roussillon, (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The “Louisbourg Grenadiers” (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
Also see . . .
Cornelius Krieghoff Memorial<br>(<i>adjacent to marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 3, 2019
3. Cornelius Krieghoff Memorial
(adjacent to marker)
La Ville de Québec
célèbre la mémoire du peintre
Cornelius Krieghoff
(1815-1872).

Artiste prolifique de grand talent,
ses scènes de la vie quotidienne
des paysans canadiens-français et
des Amérindiens ont contribué à
faire connaître le Québec et le
Canada à l'étranger.

La Commission de la
Capitale nationale du Québec,
le Canadien National,
l'Industrielle Alliance et
Power Corporation du Canada
se sont associés à la
Ville de Québec


pour la réalisation de cette œuvre
du sculpteur Gérard Thériault,
Inauguration le 12 septembre 2001
 Cornelius Krieghoff. Cornelius Krieghoff resided in Quebec for 11 years: 11 years of intense productivity, 11 years of prosperity. He took numerous trips around Quebec, to see people and landscapes and to familiarize himself with ways of living. Cornelius Krieghoff was a genre painter. He was interested not in what had happened once at a given spot, but in what was going on every day around him. His characters are not important individuals in themselves; rather they present an image of a particular profession or social group, or of people of a particular age. (Submitted on August 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Cornelius Krieghoff Bust image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 3, 2019
4. Cornelius Krieghoff Bust
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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