Steeple of St. Madeleine de Rigaud

On this cold and dreary day, I went out to draw the St. Madeleine de Rigaud church… and what I really wanted to paint was the belfry… the part that holds the bells… but I never got to them as I was suddenly at the bottom of my paper — my drawing was just too big to fit it in. So here is the steeple, or the spire… not sure what the architectural component that my drawing represents. If any of you know the name of this part, I would love to know.

L’église de Ste-Madeleine-de-Rigaud et le haut de son clocher, construite de 1919 à 1920 est située sur la rue St-Pierre et est inspirée d’une architecture d’influence italienne et néo-classique.  Les parements des murs extérieurs imitent la maçonnerie écossaise et la façade est faite de granit rouge extrait de la montagne de Rigaud. Donc je vais retourner une autre fois pour peindre les murs extérieurs et la porte d’entrée… 


About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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2 Responses to Steeple of St. Madeleine de Rigaud

  1. Marla Lightblb says:

    Beautiful! My Madden family was from Rigaud. Thank you Jane!


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