-Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!-

“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

Samuel de Champlain.


Samuel Champlain (birth date : different sources give different dates – c. 1570, c.1572, c.1574, around 13 August  – 25 December 1635) a great French explorer, cartographer, geographer, diplomat, soldier and administrator. Champlain founded New France and Quebec City (3 July 1608).

Doll: polymer clay, wire, fabric.


Madeline De Vercheres.


Marie-Madeline Jarret De Vercheres (3 March 1678 – 8 August 1747) 14 year old girl of New France who struggled bravely and successfully against the Iroquois attacks on the French settlers (1692).

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric; musket: wood, metal sheet.

Governor General Frontenac.


Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac (22 May 1622 – 28 November 1698) a French soldier, aristocrat and courtier, Governor General of New France (1672-1682, 1689-1698).

Doll: polymer clay, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.



“Historical Figures of Canada” Doll Collection by Irina Gorelkina

Is it possible to arrange the meeting where Samuel de Champlain, Comte de Frontenac, Thomas D’Arcy McGee, William  Lyon Mackenzie King and Agnes Campbell Macphail could discuss  important political issues together?

No, they had lived in different historical periods. And “Yes”- it is possible in the world of art.


My doll collection “Historical Figures of Canada” is now on display at the Essa Public Library in Angus, Ontario.

I am grateful to the South Simcoe Arts Council and to the administration of Essa Public Library for making  it happen.

I offer you some images from this collection and hope you will enjoy them.

1. Comte de Frontenac                  2. Lawren Harris


3. Samuel de Champlain                4. Thomas D’Arcy McGee

Samuel de ChamplainThomas D'Arcy McGee

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA