Remembering Lewis Parker

Published April 4, 2016 by A.J.B. Johnston

I was cleaning up the furnace room this week and came across a sketch of me that the late Lewis Parker, the supremely talented painter and illustrator of Canadian historical scenes, did of me one day at Louisbourg back in the 1980s. Lew became a great friend, and something akin to a virtual grandfather to our three kids, as I advised and he painted two large murals depicting Louisbourg as we think it appeared in 1744. Those paintings are a highlight of any visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg NHS if one comes across them in the Commissaire-Ordonnateur’s House.

Here below is that sketch, and a photo taken by fellow historian Ken Donovan of Lewis and I laughing about something.


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