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Sherriff-Scott, Adam
Frontenac at Cataraqui 1673
unknown date
Count Frontenac was the Governor-General of New France from when he met with the chiefs of the Iroquois nation in 1673. The site of the meeting was Cataraqui, the present Kingston, Ontario. Frontenac brought a flotilla of boats and soldiers up the St. Lawrence River from Montreal for the meeting. His men built a wooden fort there to establish a French presence. Scottish born painter Adam Sherriff-Scott enjoyed a successful career in Montreal as a painter of historical subjects. Many, such as Frontenac at Cataraqui 1673, have been used to illustrate history textbooks. His largest work, "The Battle of Chrysler's Farm", can be seen at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario.
 
Sherriff-Scott, Adam
born Perth, Scotland 1887; died Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue QC 1980
Frontenac at Cataraqui 1673
unknown date
Oil on canvas
71.8 x 127.3 cm
Gift of Mrs. John Irwin in Memory of John Irwin
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