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Montreal from a Point on the River Beyond the St. Gabriel Farm.
Francis John Griffith
1840, 19th century
Watercolour and graphite on paper
16.7 x 24.6 cm
Gift of Mr. David Ross McCord
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The location from wich this watercolour was executed, looking north-east across to the city, is identified in the inscription as " a point on the river beyond St. Gabriel farm". St. Gabriel's Farm was situated near the Lachine Canal in Griffintown, close to the Montreal Common. The farm belonged to the Congregation of Notre-Dame, the oldest teaching order in the city, founded by Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700). (Excerpt from: GRAHAM, Conrad. Mont-Royal - Ville Marie : Early Plans and Views of Montreal, McCord Museum of Canadian History, p.91.)

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