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One of four figures at each corner of the base of the Maisonneuve Monument (1894) by Louis-Philippe Herbert located in Place d'Armes, Montreal.



"Raphaël Lambert Closse (1618 - 1662) was a merchant when he disembarked at Ville-MarieNouvelle-France in 1647.

His exact date of birth is unknown, however, he was born in Mogues in the Ardennes department of today's northern France.

He became a public notary, as well as Sergeant Major of the garrison of Ville-Marie. He is most known for his work in fighting the Iroquois and exhibiting combat tactics that allowed him to win many fights during his time. He met his wife, Elisabeth Moyen, while rescuing her from the Iroquois in 1657.

Lambert Closse died in combat fighting the Iroquois in 1662."


http://pics.shutterchance.com/image/2012/09/26/iroguois-brave/

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One of four figures at each corner of the base of the Maisonneuve Monument (1894) by Louis-Philippe Herbert located in Place d'Armes, Montreal.



"Raphaël Lambert Closse (1618 - 1662) was a merchant when he disembarked at Ville-MarieNouvelle-France in 1647.

His exact date of birth is unknown, however, he was born in Mogues in the Ardennes department of today's northern France.

He became a public notary, as well as Sergeant Major of the garrison of Ville-Marie. He is most known for his work in fighting the Iroquois and exhibiting combat tactics that allowed him to win many fights during his time. He met his wife, Elisabeth Moyen, while rescuing her from the Iroquois in 1657.

Lambert Closse died in combat fighting the Iroquois in 1662."


http://pics.shutterchance.com/image/2012/09/26/iroguois-brave/

comments (11)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 14 Aug 2013, 00:48
Lovely shot of a brilliant sculpture Beverly! The treatment is perfect smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Aug 2013, 01:13
So life like look on the there faces
This is a great image of Raphaƫl Lambert Closse... Bev... i learned about Maisonneuve in history class in French grade school... your photo does the sculpture justice....petersmile
You've presented this so beautifully, Beverly!! I love this statue- very special that the dog is in it!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Aug 2013, 06:38
Sounds as if he spent his whole life fighting!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Aug 2013, 07:37
What a story to go with the monument, Jacquelyn
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Aug 2013, 07:59
So, cowboys and indians! Sorry, but I couldn't resist, Beverly. I LOVE this POV and treatment. You do this so well!
very well processed
What had the Iroquois done to upset him?
A fine bit of sculpture, nicely presented, Beverly.
A very fine image of this sculpture

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