Crépuscule, Prince of Whales Terrace, rue Sherbrooke Mtl

Little's style is characterized by his attention to detail and his ability to capture the essence of a scene in a lifelike manner. He is known for his careful use of light and color to create a sense of atmosphere, giving his works a sense of depth and realism. Little's style can be seen as a reflection of his interest in capturing the complexities of modern life, and his paintings are often praised for their ability to convey a sense of time and place. Overall, John Little's style is a testament to his skill as a painter and his commitment to capturing the world around him in a meaningful and engaging way.

This painting by John Little was most likely made from archival documents of the artist since in 1990 this row of dwellings no longer existed.

Prince of Wales Terrace was a row of nine townhouses in the Golden Square Mile in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), built in 1860 and demolished in two stages, in 1950 and 1971. Commissioned for speculative purposes by Sir George Simpson, Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, the terrace is named in honor of a visit by the Prince of Wales. It is designed by William Footner and George Browne, who also worked at Marché Bonsecours. Located on the north side of Sherbrooke Street between Peel and McTavish streets, it features a uniform Montreal limestone facade with classical Greek-inspired architecture. In 1890, William Christopher Macdonald, one of McGill University's most important benefactors, moved into house number 3, which would belong to his family until it was demolished. Another of these houses belongs to William Peterson, a principal of McGill1.

In the late 1950s, the two houses at the west end were demolished to build the Royal Embassy Hotel (now the Best Western Ville-Marie) which opened as a luxury hotel in 1958. In 1971, the university, then owner of the remaining houses, demolished them to build the Samuel Bronfman Pavilion, an action condemned by David Culver as an "act of vandalism unbecoming of such a great institution"

- from Wikipedia: -https://fr

Learn More about John Little  >

John Little (1928 - -)

Crépuscule, Prince of Whales Terrace, rue Sherbrooke Mtl, 1990

  • Gallery

    Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Time

    20th century

  • Dimensions

    30,5 x 40,6 cm | 12'' x 16''

  • Dimensions with frame

    54,6 x 40,6 cm | 21,5'' x 25,2''

  • Signed

    Signed lower left, signed, titled and dated on verso

Get an estimate of your artwork of John Little  >