|Angel of Victory|
|French: L'Ange de la Victoire|
The statue in 2011
|Location||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
The Angel of Victory (French: L'Ange de la Victoire) is a statue crafted by London-born sculptor Coeur de Lion McCarthy (1881–1979), installed in Montreal's Windsor Station, in Quebec, Canada. It was commissioned in 1922 in memory of the 1,116 Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) employees who died in World War I. Copies of the statue were also installed at CPR stations in Vancouver and Winnipeg, Canada. The Winnipeg copy has since been moved from the station, and is now located outside the Deer Lodge Hospital.
The bronze, seven foot tall statue shows a fallen soldier being carried up to heaven by a female angel. It is on a pedestal inscribed:
To Commemorate Those in the Service of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company Who at the Call of King and Country, Left All That Was Dear to Them, Endured Hardship, Faced Danger and Finally Passed Out of Sight of Men by the Path of Duty and Self Sacrifice, Giving Up Their Own Lives That Others May Live in Freedom. Let Those Who Come After See to It That Their Names Are Not Forgotten. / 1914–1918 1939–1945
The statue was used in a piece by Canadian street artist Richard Hambleton, who had instructed that it be released only after his death, in 2017. Created in 1974, the piece depicts the young artist in place of the fallen soldier, his body pierced by paintbrushes.
- "L'Ange de la Victoire". Art Public Montréal. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
- "Historic Monuments – Angel of Victory in front of Waterfront Station". Heritage Vancouver. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winged Victory Monument (2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
- "Richard Hambleton: the influential Canadian street artist you've never heard of". CBC News. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- Media related to Angel of Victory at Wikimedia Commons
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