Statue of Madeleine de Verchères

Caption: Statue of Madeleine de Verchères

This statue of celebrated heroine Marie-Madeleine Jarret de Verchères (1678-1747) stands on Verchères Point near Montreal. It is the work of Quebec artist Louis-Philippe Hébert (1850–1917), who was commissioned in 1911 to create what was decribed as 'Canada's Statue of Liberty'. Governor-General Lord Grey, better known as the donator of Canadian Football's Grey Cup, was crucial in the origin of the project.