Simpson, Charles

1938 La Presse Newspaper Sheet, Place D'Armes (28 May)

$125.00
  • 1938 La Presse Newspaper Sheet, Place D'Armes (28 May)

Simpson, Charles

1938 La Presse Newspaper Sheet, Place D'Armes (28 May)

$125.00

Date: 1938
Size: 
18 x 24 inches (with mat) 10.5 x 16.5 inches (image only)
Artist: Charles Simpson

This original print was the second in a series of nine commissioned by La Presse featuring the historic Place D'Armes. This view was meant to reflect the way the Place would have looked in 1806, with a small neighbourhood church (before the famous Notre Dame Cathedral was built), and the Hotel Dillon. The series was paid for by Montreal's Molson Brewery, as much a part of the city as any historic landmark.

La Presse, a Canadian newspaper, was founded in 1884, and as the paper recently went digital, this piece is really quite the find! Matted and ready to frame, we feel it would be a fabulous addition to a chalet or country house and would, of course, be a great souvenir for anyone from (or visiting!) our beautiful city.