Anonymous

1934 La Presse Newspaper Front Page, Ancient Fortress

$125.00
  • 1934 La Presse Newspaper Front Page, Ancient Fortress

Anonymous

1934 La Presse Newspaper Front Page, Ancient Fortress

$125.00

Date: 6 September 1934
Size: 10.5 x 16.5 (image only), 18 x 24 (with mat)
Artist: Unknown

This original print is from a vintage edition of La Presse, a Canadian newspaper. It was founded in 1884, as it recently went digital, this piece is really quite the find! It was drawn by Georges Latour (1877–1946), a Quebec-born artist and illustrator at La Presse from 1910 until his death in 1946. His realist style reflects the traditional training he received at collège des Frères des écoles chrétiennes, a French-language Christian college.

The image features an ancient Parisian fortress and was inspired by a watercolour painted by Berlant. Its caption translates as follows: "Ancient fortress that tourists visiting Paris can't see without feeling a stir of emotions. Its historic character and originality has been carefully conservated."