Born in Montreal,
(1909 - 1985 ) born
April 5, 1909,
the daughter of Georges Delfosse, artist, she studied six
years at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, under J. St.
Charles; and with her father.
of Artists in Canada;
Dictionary of Canadian Artists, vol. 1, pp.
604a-605a; Early Women Artists.
She is a painter of
portraits and landscapes - her portraits include:
Maurice Duplessis, former Premier of Quebec; Hon.
William Tremblay, Quebec parliamentarian; Dr. B.G.
Bourgeois, Chief Surgeon of Notre-Dame Hospital,
Montreal; Arthur Gagnon, a founder of the Société St.
Jean Baptiste; Henri Pontriand, Canadian lyrics artist;
Mrs. Elsa Konder, wife of a Brazilian Consul; Adheiman
Raynault, a former mayor of Montreal; Georges Gayou,
Secretary of the Académie Française de Paris, France.
her mural for the St. Pierre Claver Church, Montreal,
she used as models the seven vicars of the church to
represent the seven apostles, only adding beards to
their clean-shaven faces to be more in keeping with the
time when Jesus was alive.
The Saint-Pierre-Claver Church in Montreal features a neo-Renaissance
Italian decor by Madeleine Delfosse in 1947.
paintings are the work of a woman, Madeleine Delfosse,
daughter of the famous Georges Delfosse who produced
paintings for the Church of Saint-Nom-de-Jésus and the
Cathedral Basilica Marie-Reine-du-Monde.
Delfosse (born in 1909), daughter of the painter Georges
Delfosse, executed all the monumental paintings
constituting the painted decoration of the
Saint-Pierre-Claver church in Montreal (completed in
By its extent, it is the most important
contribution of a woman to the monumental decoration.
That said, to others, like Sylvia Daoust (born in 1902),
who carved wooden liturgical works, and Gabrielle
Messier (1904-2003), close collaborator of Ozias Leduc,
he returns to have accomplished decorations more
refined, according to L. Lacroix.
Napoléon Bonaparte 15 August 1769 –
5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military
leader who rose to prominence during the French
Revolution and led several successful campaigns
during the French Revolutionary Wars. He was Emperor
of the French from 1804 until 1814 and again briefly
in 1815 during the Hundred Days. Napoleon dominated
European and global affairs for more than a decade
while leading France against a series of coalitions
in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars
and the vast majority of his battles, building a
large empire that ruled over continental Europe
before its final collapse in 1815. He is considered
one of the greatest commanders in history, and his
wars and campaigns are studied at military schools
worldwide. Napoleon's political and cultural legacy
has endured as one of the most celebrated and
controversial leaders in human history.|
Napoleon Crossing the Alps (also
known as Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard Pass or
Bonaparte Crossing the Alps; listed as Le Premier
Consul franchissant les Alpes au col du Grand
Saint-Bernard) is the title given to the five
versions of an oil on canvas equestrian portrait of
Napoleon Bonaparte painted by the French artist
Jacques-Louis David between 1801 and 1805. Initially
commissioned by the King of Spain, the composition
shows a strongly idealized view of the real crossing
that Napoleon and his army made across the Alps
through the Great St. Bernard Pass in May 1800.
History of the five versions
original painting remained in Madrid until 1812,
when it was taken by Joseph Bonaparte after his
abdication as King of Spain. He took it with him
when he went into exile in the United States, and it
hung at his Point Breeze estate near Bordentown, New
Jersey. The painting was handed down through his
descendants until 1949, when his great grandniece,
Eugenie Bonaparte, bequeathed it to the museum of
the Château de Malmaison.
version produced for the Château de Saint-Cloud from
1801 was removed in 1814 by the Prussian soldiers
under von Blücher who offered it to Frederick
William III King of Prussia. It is now held in the
Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin.
1802 copy from Les Invalides was taken down and put
into storage on the Bourbon Restoration of 1814; but
in 1837, under the orders of Louis-Philippe, it was
rehung in his newly declared museum at the Palace of
Versailles, where it remains to the present day.
1803 version was delivered to Milan but confiscated
in 1816 by the Austrians. However, the people of
Milan refused to give it up and it remained in the
city until 1825. It was finally installed at the
Belvedere in Vienna in 1834. It remains there today,
now part of the collection of the Österreichische
version kept by David until his death in 1825 was
exhibited at the Bazar Bonne-Nouvelle [fr] in 1846
(where it was remarked upon by Baudelaire). In 1850
it was offered to the future Napoleon III by David's
daughter, Pauline Jeanin, and installed at the
Tuileries Palace. In 1979, it was given to the
museum at the Palace of Versailles.