JOHN LITTLE, R.C.A
RICHMOND STREET VERS GRAND TRUCK, POINTE ST. CHARLES, MONTREAL
oil on canvas
signed; also signed, titled and dated ‘77 on the stretcher
12 ins x 16 ins; 30.5 cms x 40.6 cms
Written on the reverse of this lot are the names of six influential jazz artists, most notably Oscar Peterson. Richmond Street is located in Little Burgundy, which was home to Montreal’s oldest established working class and English speaking black community. In the late 1960s, Little Burgundy underwent a period of urban renewal as condemned buildings were demolished and replaced by social housing development.
Private Collection, British Columbia