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Description found in Archives

Parliament Buildings, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Date(s)

July 15, 1930

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour / aquarelle : Watercolour
Support: 40.600 x 30.500 cm

Scope and content

This work was apparently done to commemorate the province's achievement in gaining control over its natural resources from the federal government in 1930.
The building was begun in 1913, completed in 1920. Architect was F. W. Simon. A Neo-classical structure with a gilded heroic youth atop the dome, who holds a torch of progress towards the Northwest.
Mathew C. Towers was an artist living in Leaside, Ontario in 1930.
The artist also studied and worked in Winnipeg prior to moving to Ontario. See artist file for information obtained from the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
The dates of the artist are birth date: ca. 1900 (based on his activity) and death date 1972 ? obtained from the information sheet obtained from the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access through an art archivist
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-041700
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Box
A271-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 92
90: Open
Other accession no.
1971-064 PIC
00092

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1971-64-92
Copyright: Estate of the artist

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: recto, l. l., in brushpoint: Mathew [?] C. Towers / July 15/30.

Varying form of title

Subject heading

1. Architecture.
2. GEOG - SASK., REGINA - BUILDINGS, PARLIAMENT BLDGS.

Private

Other system control no.

2912203