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Peter David Edstrom

Monument aux braves de N.D.G.

1919
Presentation of the artwork
It is a cenotaph formed of an oblong grey-granite column placed on a circular base, also made of granite. Inscriptions are engraved on it and a bas-relief is affixed to the façade, inlaid into the upper part of the column. Below the bas-relief, a sheaf of maple and oak leaves with two protruding crossed bayonets cover the top of a stele-shaped stone.

The scene in the bas-relief portrays marching, bayonets brandished, past a cemetery. On the left side, a Renommée holds laurel crowns. The artist’s intervention is limited to the creation of the bas-relief, as the granite monument was designed by the architect Lucien Keroack.
Associated events
The monument is situated in Parc Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Although the precise context of its commission is unknown, it was probably produced thanks to a subscription among residents of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Initially, it paid tribute to solders who died in the field of honour during the First World War, but after the Second World War and the Korean War, inscriptions commemorating these events were added.
Peter David Edstrom
Peter David Edstrom (1873–1938) studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, in Stockholm, then at the Florence Academy of Art. After his stay in Italy, he spent time in Paris, where he was in Gertrude Stein’s circle, then moved to the United States in 1915. During his career, he had exhibitions in Paris, London, Berlin, and Amsterdam.
Presentation of the artwork
It is a cenotaph formed of an oblong grey-granite column placed on a circular base, also made of granite. Inscriptions are engraved on it and a bas-relief is affixed to the façade, inlaid into the upper part of the column. Below the bas-relief, a sheaf of maple and oak leaves with two protruding crossed bayonets cover the top of a stele-shaped stone.

The scene in the bas-relief portrays marching, bayonets brandished, past a cemetery. On the left side, a Renommée holds laurel crowns. The artist’s intervention is limited to the creation of the bas-relief, as the granite monument was designed by the architect Lucien Keroack.
Associated events
The monument is situated in Parc Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Although the precise context of its commission is unknown, it was probably produced thanks to a subscription among residents of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Initially, it paid tribute to solders who died in the field of honour during the First World War, but after the Second World War and the Korean War, inscriptions commemorating these events were added.
Peter David Edstrom
Peter David Edstrom (1873–1938) studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, in Stockholm, then at the Florence Academy of Art. After his stay in Italy, he spent time in Paris, where he was in Gertrude Stein’s circle, then moved to the United States in 1915. During his career, he had exhibitions in Paris, London, Berlin, and Amsterdam.
Detail
Variation of title
Monument aux combattants Les Braves de N.D.G.
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1919
Mode of acquisition:
Unknown
Accession date
December 31 1919
Technique(s)
Cast bronze
Materials
Bronze; granite
General dimensions
400 x 318 cm
Monument aux braves de N.D.G.
Borough
Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Park
Parc Notre-Dame-de Grâce