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Poitras, Edward
Anglais in Edom Anglais in Edom
1990 1990

Etched on brass, these six faces are taken from a historical photograph of the Anglo-Protestant jury that found Louis Riel, the Métis leader and founder of Manitoba, guilty of treason for his actions during the North-West resistance. In spite of the jury’s recommendation for mercy, as well as numerous legal- and political appeals, Riel was hanged on November 16, 1885—triggering a bitter political fallout lasting generations. For Edward Poitras, the work is not only political but deeply personal: his great-grandfather, Pierre Poitras, served alongside Riel in the provisional government of 1870.

 
Poitras, Edward
Regina SK 1953 Regina SK 1953
Anglais in Edom Anglais in Edom
1990 1990
brass alloy brass alloy
height / width: 10.00 x 7.70 cm; 3.94 x 3.03 in.
Purchase, Consolidated Purchase Fund, 1990 Purchase, Consolidated Purchase Fund, 1990
33-010

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