1930 Original Montreal Canadian La Presse Newspaper, Matted, Statue of Jean Vauquelin - Eugene Benet

Date: Saturday June 28, 1930
Size: 11 x 17 inches without matting; 18 x 24 inches with matting
Notes: Poster, Small, Newspaper Advertisement, Matted
Artist: Eugene Benet

This original print is from a vintage edition of La Presse, a Canadian newspaper. It was founded in 1884, and continues to publish papers six days a week! This particular image was from a drawing by Eugene Benet.

The image's caption translates as follows:
"The Vauquelin monument - by Eugene Benet - Inaugurated June 22, 1930 in Montreal, City Hall Square, this monument was raised in memory of Jean Vauquelin, the heroic French marine who took part of the defense of Louisbourg and, after the battle of Saint Foy in 1760, was joined by the British fleet right outside of Quebec, at Pointe-aux-Trembles. Following a terrible naval combat, Vauquelin was taken by the English after he refused to lower his flag which he had nailed to the mast of his marine vessel. -- The statue's inauguration took place in the presence of mayor of Montreal Mr. Camillien Houde; the honorable Fernand Rinfret, secretary of the state; Mr. Edouard Carteron, consulate general of France in Canada and official representative of the French Republic, amongst other notable people. -- The artist, one of Vauquelin's compatriots, wanted to represent the illustrious French marine at the moment the English boarded his marine vessel."

Recently professionally matted in a textured beige-coloured matting, this print would look wonderful in any living room, kitchen, or even children's room!

This is one of a series of matted La Presse images we have at our shop. The others can be found here: bit.ly/20O5IBF