McCARTHY, Cœur-de-Lion (1881-1979)

Cœur-de-Lion McCarthy (sometimes written as “MacCarthy”), the son of sculptor Hamilton McCarthy (1846-1939), produced numerous commemorative works after the Armistice of 1918, including the Monument de Guerre de Verdun (“Verdun war memorial”) at Parc du Souvenir in Verdun, Quebec. He also created busts of political figures, such as that of Queen Victoria in the Senate Chamber in Ottawa, and three sculptures entitled L’ange de la victoire (“the angel of victory”) commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway to commemorate employees killed in the war. One of these, dated 1921, is located at Montreal’s Windsor Station.