RAINE, Herbert (1875-1951):

Old Buildings, St. Paul St., Montreal, P.Q.,

Etching and drypoint, on simile japon, 1918? Signed and titled

A fine impression with margins, one deckle edge. Very pale foxing in the bottom margin, otherwise in good condition. 213 x 115mm. Reproduced in “Old Montreal”. 1921

St. Paul St. is the main commercial artery through Old Montreal and retains numerous picturesque buildings. This print more than any other in this series suggests that Raine was familiar with the influential views of old quarters of Paris etched in mid-19th Century by Charles Meryon.