27 March 1997
Edward Bawden (1903-1989)
Upper Canada, Winter and Summer; Cartoons for the Murals for the First Class Dining Room of 'The Empress of Canada'
gouache and collage
each 9¾ x 63¼ in. (24.8 x 160.7 cm.)
Executed circa 1960 (2)
Commissioned for the Canadian Pacific liner, 'The Empress of Canada'.
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The artist's visit to Canada in 1949 stood him in good stead when he was commissioned to paint two large murals for the First Class Dining Room aboard the Empress of Canada in 1960. Bawden was assisted in this work by Walter Hoyle.
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