RAINE, Herbert (1875-1951):

House in a Courtyard, St. Vincent St., Montreal, P.Q.,

Etching and drypoint, on simile japon, before 1920. Signed and titled

A fine, rich impression with wide margins and two deckle edges, occasional pale foxing and light creases in margins, in very good condition. 253 x 290mm.

With his architect's eye, Raine was particularly appreciative of the picturesque St. Vincent St. area of Old Montreal, doomed to vanish in 1920 to make way for a new courthouse. Between 1914/15 and late 1920 he produced at least 32 prints of this quarter. After a successful exhibition, seventeen were published in book form, with high-quality reproductions (“Old Montreal, Reproductions of Seventeen Etchings by Herbert Raine”) in 1921 and did much to create Raine's reputation.