MP-0000.859.6 | Cremazie Monument, St. Louis Square, Montreal, QC, about 1910

 
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Cremazie Monument, St. Louis Square, Montreal, QC, about 1910
Anonyme - Anonymous
1905-1910, 20th century
Ink on paper mounted on card - Halftone
13 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.859.6
© McCord Museum
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Another work by Louis-Philippe Hébert, this one in memory of the poet Octave Crémazie, was unveiled on June 24, 1906 in St. Louis Square. "For my flag, I come here to die," reads the inscription beside the allegorical figure - a soldier of New France. It is ironic that this monument was erected near the house of Émile Nelligan, a modern poet whose work is conspicuously lacking in patriotic sentiments. Nelligan, however, insisted that his name be pronounced as a French word.