Lot 14: ROGER COUILLARD (1910-1999). THE TADOUSSAC. Circa 1950s. 35x23 inches, 91x60 cm.
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
ROGER COUILLARD (1910-1999) THE TADOUSSAC. Circa 1950s.
35 3/4x23 3/4 inches, 91x60 1/2 cm.
Condition B+ / B: restored loss along lower left edge; repaired tears, creases, overpainting and minor abrasions in image; extensive overpainting at edges and in upper image. Silkscreen.
Situated at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers, Tadoussac (Montagnais Indian for "nipple"-referring to the nearby, breast-shaped hills) celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2000. It was the site of the first fur trading post in Canada and is world renowned for its incredible natural beauty. The Canada Steamship Lines stopped running to Tadoussac in 1965. The Grand Hotel (built in 1942) was featured in the movie The Hotel New Hampshire. Pictured is one of the three sister ships: St. Lawrence, Quebec and Tadoussac.