Tinning Christmas Card 1950

“From My Window” Christmas Card 1950; watercolour on paper; 15.6×13  cm ; Courtesy: MJMAG

This is a view of the Montreal skyline from the rear window of Tinning’s atelier/apartment at 1178 Phillips Place where he lived during the 1950s. In the distance is the soaring hulk of the Sun Life Building. Tinning never tired of this cityscape and drew it many times throughout the four seasons. The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (MJMAG) has two watercolour variations of this scene.

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