View of Mont-Royal

MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN (1888 - 1970)

View of Mont-Royal, c.1940

  • Gallery

    Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal

  • Medium


  • Time

    Fine Canadian Art

  • Dimensions

    19,1 cm x 22,9 cm / 7,5 " x 9'

  • Signed

    Titled lower left, numbered 22/75 lower center, signed lower right "Gravure par Marc-Aurèle Fortin, titée par Janine L. Guillaume"

With the encouragement of his friend and painter Adrien Hébert, who also had a press, Marc-Aurele Fortin began engraving on copper and zinc. Not having studied engraving, he concentrated on etching and dry point. After the death of Marc-Aurèle Fortin, in the 70's, Janine Leroux-Guillaume, renowned engraver, made the drawing of 18 boards. Several of the boards he had executed at the time are missing, a dozen by the artist who had forgotten in a movie theater.

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