Date: Saturday July 21, 1934
Size: 11 x 17 inches without matting; 18 x 24 inches with matting
Artist: Charles W. Simpson
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 Charles W. Simpson (1878–1942), a Montreal-born artist, illustrator, and member of the R.C.A. (Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts). His more notable works include illustrations of the Saint Lawrence river for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, his diploma submission 'Indian Summer, Montreal Harbour' which is now in the National Gallery of Canada permanent collection, and commissions for big-name industries. The original drawing for this lithograph was made for Molson Canadian, a beer company whose slogan at the time was "La biere que votre arriere-grand-pere buvait," which translates to "Your great-grandfather's beer of choice."
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