To my dear wife Pnina, who painted a bestiary of her own; to my colleagues, Nancy Senior and Réal Ouellet; to Sarah Brohman and Rosemary Shipton; to Sara Angel and Kendra Ward; to Christine Poulin.
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Credits for Banner Images
Credit for Works by Louis Nicolas
Credits for Photographs and Works by Other Artists
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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Gagnon, François-Marc, 1935-
[Louis Nicolas. English]
Louis Nicolas: life & work / François-Marc Gagnon.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Biography — Key works — Significance & critical issues — Style &
technique — Sources & resources — Where to see.
Electronic monograph in HTML, PDF and mobile formats.
ISBN 978-1-4871-0134-3 (HTML). —ISBN 978-1-4871-0135-0 (PDF).
—ISBN 978-1-4871-0136-7 (mobile)
1. Nicolas, Louis, active 1667-1675. 2. Natural history illustrators—Canada—
Biography. 3. Natural history illustration—Canada—History—17th century.
I. Nicolas, Louis, active 1667-1675. Drawings. Selections. II. Art Canada
Institute, issuing body III. Title. IV. Title: Louis Nicolas. English.