Art in the Legislature

Lining the walls of the Legislative Building are artworks from the Government of Ontario Art Collection.  Initiated during the 1850s by Egerton Ryerson, the Chief Superintendent of Education for Upper Canada, the collection features copies of old European masters paintings acquired by Ryerson during his "Grand Tour of Europe", as well as pieces by some of Ontario's most celebrated artists, including George Agnew Reid.

The west wing of the Legislative Building, with works from the Government of Ontario Art Collection.
By the River (Early Spring), J.E.H. MacDonald
Saint George Killing the Dragon, Giuseppe Mazzolini, after Paris Bordone
The Rev. Dr. Adolphus Egerton Ryerson, Théophile Hamel
Aurora, Augusto Ratti, after Guido Reni
Madonna del Sacco (Madonna with a Sack), Antonio Sasso, after Perugino
Landscape in the Neighbourhood of Brussels by Jan Baptiste de Jonghe and Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven
River Magog by Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Côté
Mortgaging the Homestead by George Agnew Reid
Foreclosure of the Mortgage by George Agnew Reid
George Agnew Reid
Toronto Normal School