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The Corpus Christi Procession, Nicolet, c. 1832
October 13, 1833 – Painter Joseph Légaré opened Canada’s first art gallery in Quebec City where he showed his personal collection of European canvases and engravings. Légaré purchased a number of paintings from the Abbé Desjardins collection, an extensive assortment of European canvases sent to Quebec from France at the time of the […]

Today in Canadian Art History: 1833 – Canada’s First Art ...