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Jules Lasalle

Joseph-Xavier Perrault

1987
Presentation of the artwork
The monument is situated in the centre of Place du Commerce, near the Montréal Stock Exchange building. It is composed of a concrete base and a polished-black granite pedestal that is split in two vertically through the centre. Inserted into the top of the pedestal is a cast-aluminum bust of Joseph-Xavier Perrault. In front of the monument, an aluminum plaque is installed on a concrete base that is also split vertically, in front of the plaque.

In addition to paying tribute to Perrault, the monument underlines the efforts of those who worked to make business blossom in Montréal in the late nineteenth century.
Associated events
Known as the founder of the Montréal Chamber of Commerce, Joseph-Xavier Perrault was born in Québec City in 1838. After completing his classical education at the Petit Séminaire de Québec, he went to Europe, where he attended the University of Durham, the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, England, and the École de Grignon in France. When he returned to Québec in 1857, he became a director and professor at the agriculture school in Varennes. The same year, he was appointed secretary of the Bureau of Agriculture of the Board of Agriculture of Lower Canada. In 1863, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the Richelieu riding, and in 1886, he established the Chamber of Commerce of Montréal. He was named a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour. He died in Montréal in 1905.
Jules Lasalle
Sculptor and modeller Jules Lasalle lives and works in Montréal, where he directs the studio Attitude enr. In 1979, he completed a bachelor’s degree in visual arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. From 1981 to 1983, he undertook a number of sculpture internships in Paris at establishments such as the École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués, Les Ateliers Hervé Cappelli, and the Ministère de la Culture. He has produced a number of other works of public art in Montréal, including Hommage à Marguerite Bourgeoys (1988), on Rue Notre-Dame East, and Monument à Maurice Richard (1997), at the entrance to the eponymous arena.
Presentation of the artwork
The monument is situated in the centre of Place du Commerce, near the Montréal Stock Exchange building. It is composed of a concrete base and a polished-black granite pedestal that is split in two vertically through the centre. Inserted into the top of the pedestal is a cast-aluminum bust of Joseph-Xavier Perrault. In front of the monument, an aluminum plaque is installed on a concrete base that is also split vertically, in front of the plaque.

In addition to paying tribute to Perrault, the monument underlines the efforts of those who worked to make business blossom in Montréal in the late nineteenth century.
Associated events
Known as the founder of the Montréal Chamber of Commerce, Joseph-Xavier Perrault was born in Québec City in 1838. After completing his classical education at the Petit Séminaire de Québec, he went to Europe, where he attended the University of Durham, the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, England, and the École de Grignon in France. When he returned to Québec in 1857, he became a director and professor at the agriculture school in Varennes. The same year, he was appointed secretary of the Bureau of Agriculture of the Board of Agriculture of Lower Canada. In 1863, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the Richelieu riding, and in 1886, he established the Chamber of Commerce of Montréal. He was named a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour. He died in Montréal in 1905.
Jules Lasalle
Sculptor and modeller Jules Lasalle lives and works in Montréal, where he directs the studio Attitude enr. In 1979, he completed a bachelor’s degree in visual arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. From 1981 to 1983, he undertook a number of sculpture internships in Paris at establishments such as the École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués, Les Ateliers Hervé Cappelli, and the Ministère de la Culture. He has produced a number of other works of public art in Montréal, including Hommage à Marguerite Bourgeoys (1988), on Rue Notre-Dame East, and Monument à Maurice Richard (1997), at the entrance to the eponymous arena.
Detail
Variation of title
Monument à Joseph-Xavier Perrault
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1987
Mode of acquisition:
Loan
Technique(s)
Cast aluminum; polished granite
Materials
Aluminum, granite, concrete
General dimensions
280 cm x 92 cm x 92 cm
Manufacturer
  • Lasalle, Jules / Attitude
Joseph-Xavier Perrault
Borough
Ville-Marie
Park
Place du Commerce
Civic address
800, rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal, Québec