Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal

Nelson’s Column and Courthouse, Montreal 1955; watercolour on paper; 50×75 cm

A popular tourist destinations in Old Montreal is the 200 year old Place Jacques Cartier – a market square and pedestrian mall with restaurants and bistros leading from the neo-classical Courthouse on Notre Dame Street (at Nelson’s Column) down a hill towards the harbour. Tinning painted this area in the summers of 1955 and 1956. He reproduced the latter as a photo for his Christmas card.  The area is outlined within the white box of the  photo at right.

Place Jacques Cartier, Old Montreal, 1956; watercolour on paper

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