Georges Latour

1936 La Presse Newspaper Front Page, Dominion Square (November 7)

$125.00
  • 1936 La Presse Newspaper Front Page, Dominion Square (November 7)

Georges Latour

1936 La Presse Newspaper Front Page, Dominion Square (November 7)

$125.00

Date: 7 November 1936
Size: 10.5 x 16.5 (image only), 18 x 24 (with mat)
Artist: Georges Latour 

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's caption translates as follows: "It was 18 years ago, on November 11, that the world learnt that the armistice, written to put an end to the World War, was signed. Ever year, this event is celebrated around the globe. In Montreal the ceremony takes place at the cenotaph in Dominion Square where, in amplifying a message of peace, moving memories are shared of those who fell on the battlefield."