Canadian Art, Culture and History

November 0712, 2020
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LOT 16

Lot 16

Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)

Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)
Lot 16 Details
Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)


patinated bronze group, titled and signed in the mould with foundry mark for Roman Bronze Works Inc.
15 x 16.5 x 10.5 in — 38.1 x 41.9 x 26.7 cm

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $3,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)
  • Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)
  • Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)
  • Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)
  • Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)

Continental Galleries, Montreal


Known as much for his monumental memorial sculptures as his smaller pieces depicting Quebecois life, legends and culture, the sculptor Alfred Laliberté is one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated artists.

After winning first prize for his bust of Sir Wilfrid Laurier at a Provincial Exhibition in Quebec City, Laliberté enrolled in sculpting classes at the Council of Arts and Manufactures in Montreal. In 1902 the institution sponsored his studies at the Ecole des beaux-arts in Paris, where he met and was influenced by the allegorical aesthetic techniques of Auguste Rodin. Laliberté returned to Canada in 1907 to considerable acclaim and his first solo show in Montreal.


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LOT 16

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