“Montreal 1940” and “Untitled Farmhouse” recto/verso

On the lower left of “Montreal 1940” Tinning notes the location as: “Back of Ben’s Delicatessen“. This Montreal landmark restaurant occupied the corner of Mansfield Street and Burnside Street in 1940. [It moved to the corner of Metcalfe and Burnside in 1949.] On the verso is an untitled painting believed to be the farmhouse of Tinning’s cousin Cyrus L. Merriam in Brattleboro, Vermont with whom he visited in 1938 during his training at the Eliot O’Hara School of Watercolor in Goose Rocks Beach, Maine.

Montreal Scene 1940; watercolour on paper; 38 x 47.5 cm

Untitled Farmhouse (likely Brattleboro, Vermont) undated and unsigned watercolour on paper; 38×47.5 cm (verso of “Montreal 1940”)

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