George-Étienne Cartier Monument
Monument à George-Étienne Cartier
|Coordinates||Coordinates: 45°30′51″N 73°35′07″W / 45.514226°N 73.585262°W|
|Location||Mount Royal Park|
|Designer||George William Hill|
|Material||Bronze, Stanstead granite|
|Width||8.75 metres (28.7 ft)|
|Height||30.78 metres (101.0 ft)|
|Opening date||September 6, 1919|
|Dedicated to||George-Étienne Cartier|
The Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument (French: Monument à George-Étienne Cartier) is a monument in Montreal, Quebec, in the Mount Royal Park to George-Étienne Cartier by sculptor George William Hill (1862–1934).
The monument, which is topped by a winged Goddess of Liberty, was inaugurated on September 6, 1919 in the heart of Fletcher's Field west side. In temperate months it is the site of free weekly drum circle festivals informally called Tam-Tams.
On the front, or East side of the monument, George-Étienne Cartier is portrayed standing above four other figures, each one representing a Province that signed the Canadian Confederation of 1867.
On the North side of the monument, a woman with a young girl to her right and a young boy to her left is shown holding a sword in her left hand. The boy holds out his bonded wrists in a begging manner as the girl reads a book. This scene represents Legislation.
On the South side, in a similar scene to the North side, a woman sits in the middle of a young boy who is holding a globe and a young girl who is reading a book. This represents Cartier's important contributions in education.
- ^ "Cartier returns". Montreal Gazette. May 23, 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
- Ville de Montréal : Restauration du monument Archived 2012-03-20 at the Wayback Machine
- Montreal Public Art Bureau - Monument à sir George-Étienne Cartier
- Grand Québec : Monument (in French)
- Monument à sir George-Étienne Cartier | Le site officiel du Mont-Royal (in French)
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