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Sculpture called “Forgeron” (blacksmith)

This sculpture, probably in bronze, depicts a standing man holding tools in his hands, one of which is a compass. The sculpture evokes the craft of blacksmithing. Many artists pay tribute to traditional trades in their work.

To create this type of work, the artist first creates a wax sculpture, from which a plaster cast is made. The metal is then poured into the cast, thus enabling several sculptures to be produced in batches.


Date: 19th–20th century

Origin: Unknown

Owner: Université du Québec à Rimouski. Maison Louis-Bertrand. L’Isle-Verte.


Lessard, M. (1995). La maison Louis-Bertrand de l’Isle-Verte [L’Isle-Verte’s Louis-Bertrand House]. Continuité, 65, 14–16. https://id.erudit.org/iderudit/17257ac

Illustration: Sculpture called “Forgeron” (blacksmith)