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Architectural Sculpture

Fernand Rossignol carving Cabot's ship, circa 1968.

When the Centre Block was rebuilt, the architects ensured that a large quantity of stone blocks would be left blank in the House of Commons Foyer and entrance hall for future generations of stone carvers. The elaborate sculpture program for the Foyer - covering four different periods and involving approximately 30 artists and craftsmen - has resulted in a harmonious blend which features a variety of styles, subjects and carving techniques.

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