Mont Royal is Montreal’s famous natural landmark and, as the city developed, Notre-Dame Basilica became its most noted architectural feature. The church was finished by 1829, save for the towers which were completed by 1843. St. Helen’s Island provided a pastoral escape and counterpoint to the bustle of a growing city.


  • Title: Montreal, from St. Helen's Island
  • Date: after 1843
  • Physical Dimensions: w81.6 x h61.3 cm
  • Provenance: Gift of Dr. Sigmund Samuel
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Painter: John Poad Drake
  • Accession Number: 949.152

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