QUEBEC Montreal National French Elocution School Silver Medal




Collections: Canada Medals, Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



QUEBEC Montreal Lasalle Conservatory / Ècole Nationale D'Élocution Francaise - Montreal. 25.89mm silver medal with loop for suspension 10.2 grams.

Based on the history of Beaudry and Son this piece would have been made at some point between the founding of the the Lasalle Conservatory in 1907 and the end of the Beaudry family business c1913. 

Obverse: beaver beneath three maple leaves with two flags (Tricolore and Red Ensign) in background, ECOLE NATIONALE D'ELOCUTION FRANCAISE / MONTREAL

Reverse: open book at center, olive branches above and below , CONSERVATOIRE LASALLE / UTILE DULCI / BEAUDRY


The Conservatoire Lassalle was a private college in Montreal , founded in 1907 and closed in 2016. It offered pre-university programs in Arts, Letters and Communication, Dance, Humanities and Visual Arts ( DEC ) and three technical programs sanctioned by an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC), namely Communication and Media, Video Technique and Practice and Public Relations.

This conservatory, founded by two French actors ( Eugène Lassalle and his wife Louise Larcey - whose real name is Louise Landreau), had a predominant role in the training of actors in Montreal and Quebec from the 1910s until the mid-1960s. .

In march 1908, he innovated by staging the play “Athalie” by Jean Racine , with an entirely French-Canadian troupe playing like a real professional troupe; it was a first in Canada.

From 1920 to 1972, the Lassalle Conservatory was an affiliated school of the University of Montreal.  

Narcisse Albert Beaudry (1840 - 1892) was a Montreal jeweller and optician operating as Beaudry and Son, who had struck a couple of Leroux listed medals, #632 for the Enfants de Marie de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame de Montréal and #1731 Fête Nationale de Montréal. After his death at age 52, as the result of being thrown from his carriage his wife, Rose Delima Beaudry carried on the business for another 15 years (1907). The son that was involved with the business was Narcisse Joseph Edouard Beaudry who began to specialise in ophthalmy in 1913.