Portrait of John Graves Simcoe

John Graves Simcoe

John Graves Simcoe was Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada for only four years, from 1791 to 1796, but he made a lasting mark on the province. Not the least of his accomplishments was the founding of the first permanent settlement at Toronto. The Mosnier portrait shows Simcoe in the uniform of the Queen's Rangers, a regiment he led during the American Revolution, and which he re-established in Upper Canada in 1792.

Portrait of John Graves Simcoe
Jean Laurent Mosnier
1791
Oil on canvas
Gift of Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth

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