TABLE OF CONTENTS

Collection Summary
 

Administrative history

Scope and Content

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

Item Level Descriptions

Large Format Silkscreens

Small Format Silkscreens

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Sampson-Matthews collection:

Finding Aid



Collection Summary

Title: Sampson-Matthews collection. 
Dates: – 1842-1963.  
Quantity:  – 99 silkscreen prints and one frame. 

Administrative History

Sampson-Matthews Ltd. (1918-1980) was a leading and highly respected Canadian graphic art company in Toronto founded by Ernest Sampson (1887-1946), a pioneer of silkscreen printing in Canada, and Charles Matthews (1890-1990). Sampson-Matthews Ltd. followed in the footsteps of other prestigious graphic art companies, such as Grip Ltd. and Rous and Mann publishers, and attracted the very best in Canadian art. In 1926, following Franklin Carmichael 1890-1945), artist Alfred J. Casson (1892-1992) joined Sampson-Matthews Ltd., and eventually became the company's Art Director and, later, the Vice-President of the company after Sampson's sudden death in 1946. The company is best known for the Sampson-Matthews print program (1942-1963), which reproduced works by Canadian artists into high-quality silkscreen prints and distributed them across Canada.

The Sampson-Matthews print program was one of the largest public art projects in Canadian history. The program was the product of a collaboration between Charles Matthews, General Manager and Vice-President of Sampson-Matthews Ltd.; Alfred J. Casson, the Chief Designer at Sampson-Matthews Ltd. and member of the Group of Seven; H.O. McCurry (1889-1964), director of the National Gallery of Canada; and A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974), painter and member of the Group of Seven. The initial goal of the Sampson-Matthews print program was to create sponsored reproductions of Canadian paintings for display at armed forces bases and administrative offices around the world as a reminder of what they were fighting for during the Second World War. The first series of wartime prints were printed in 1942, and were approved for distribution by the Department of National Defence in 1943. This first series of prints featured works by Casson, Charles Comfort (1900-1994), Bobs Cogill Haworth (1900-1988), A.Y. Jackson, and Thoreau MacDonald (1901-1989). The later wartime prints featured works by J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932), Arthur Lismer (1885-1969), Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945), Tom Thomson (1877-1917), and Paraskeva Clark (1898-1986), among others. Many of the prints were sponsored by various Canadian businesses in order to cover printing costs. These wartime prints were so popular that they were also featured in art exhibitions, public schools, libraries, dentists' offices, banks, corporate offices, and in embassies and consulates across Canada and internationally. In total, there were 36 wartime prints by renowned Canadian artists.

After the end of the Second World War, Sampson-Matthews Ltd. encouraged the continuation of the prints program with the "Federation of Canadian Artists" series (1954-1948), the "Pulp and Paper Prints" series I, II and III (1947, 1950, 1956), the ""60 Canadian Landscapes"" series (1947-1953), the "100 Canadian Paintings" series (1953-1957), and finally, after the National Gallery of Canada ended its involvement in the program, the "Canadian Paintings" series (1957-1963). From 1945 to 1963, Sampson-Matthews Ltd., under the direction of Casson, would produce almost 100 additional silkscreen prints featuring reproductions of works by Lawren S. Harris (1885-1970), Emily Carr (1871-1945), David Milne (1882-1953), and Naomi Jackson Groves (1910-2001), among others. Although the program ended in 1963, Sampson-Matthews Ltd. produced prints of certain designs into the 1970s if an order came to their offices.

The Sampson-Matthews silkscreen prints showed a mastery of the silkscreen techniques and used up to 10 to 20 different oil colours in each print. It is estimated that there were perhaps tens of thousands of prints made throughout the program's twenty-two year lifetime; although many were destroyed or damaged during the war — or from lack of care during the post-war period — there are still many that remain. The prints are credited with enhancing public knowledge of Canadian art and the national identity throughout the 1940s to 1960s, and they continue to be valued as works of art in their own right to this day. They can be found primarily in private collections around the world, as well as in public art collections, including in the Penticton Art Gallery, and the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of 99 silkscreen prints, printed by Sampson-Matthews Ltd., that reproduce paintings by renowned Canadian artists; and 1 original Sampson-Matthews frame. There are 52 Sampson-Matthews silkscreens in the large format (approx. 30 x 40 inches) and 47 in the small format (approx. 20 x 27 inches). Many of the silkscreen prints are hand-signed by Alfred. J. Casson, indicating that they were amongst the original silkscreen prints made in the Sampson-Matthews prints program.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.

Immediate source of acquisition: Acquired from the original Sampson-Matthews program by the National Gallery of Canada in the 1940s and subsequently by the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives from various sources from 1999 to 2009. From 2012 to 2015, the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives received a donation of an original Sampson-Matthews Ltd. frame and 6 silkscreen prints from Murray Waddington.

Terms governing use and reproduction: Written requests for reproduction or publishing material from the Sampson-Matthews collection must be made to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

Finding aids: Series level description, box list, and an item level description for the drawings, paintings, and photographs are available.

Accruals: 1943-1963, 1999-2009, and 2012-2015. Further accruals are expected.

Associated material: Other records relating to the Sampson-Matthews collection can be found in the holdings Library and Archives of Canada's, including in the Charles Andrew Graham Matthews fonds; the Alexander Young Jackson fonds; and the A.J. Casson fonds. Original paintings reproduced in the Sampson-Matthews print program can be found in public collections, such as the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the National Gallery of Canada. Other Sampson-Matthews silkscreens were reproduced from paintings in private collections or were based on specially commissioned designs for the Sampson-Matthews print program.

Related material: For more information on the collaboration between Sampson-Matthews Ltd. with the National Gallery of Canada on the Sampson-Matthews print program, see the Sampson-Matthews Ltd. material within the National Gallery of Canada fonds. The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives' holdings also contains the H.O. McCurry fonds.

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Index Terms

Organizations:
Sampson-Matthews Ltd., 1918-1980
National Gallery of Canada, 1880 –
Names:
Casson, Alfred J., 1892-1992
Jackson, Alexander Young, 1882-1974
Matthews, Charles, 1890-1990
McCurry, Harry Orr, 1889-1964
Sampson, Ernest, 1887-1946
Document Types:
Prints.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared by Danuta Sierhuis in 2015.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Sampson-Matthews collection, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Reader Services, Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4
 
T 613-998-8949
F 613-990-9818
 
erefel@gallery.ca 


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Detailed Item Descriptions

Large Format Silkscreens

Silkscreen Prints
Drawer
Drawer 1 Artist: Harold Beament
Title: Departure from the Hunt
Dimensions: 29 x 36.8 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in large format.
Artist: Harold Beament
Title: The Waiting Ones
Dimensions: 29.5 x 37.3 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in large format.
Artist: B.C. Binning
Title: Ships in Classical Calm
Dimensions: 29 x 36.8 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in large format. Based on an original painting in the National Gallery of Canada.
Artist: Fritz Brandtner
Title: The Potato Pickers
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1E" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in large format. Sponsored by Paterson Grain Company. The print is currently on display in the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives' Documentation Room.
Artist: Leonard Brooks
Title: Halifax Harbour (North and Barrington Streets)
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 2A" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1944 in small and large formats. Sponsored by Christie Brown and Co. Ltd.
Artist: Emily Carr
Title: Indian Church (White Church)
Dimensions: 40 x 25.3 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" sseries of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in large format. Based on an original painting in the Art Gallery of Ontario. The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives possesses two copies. One of the prints is currently on display in the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives' Archives Reference Room.
Artist: Alfred J. Casson
Title: White Pine
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats. There is an oil painting based on the original print and painted by Casson in 1957 in the McMichael Collection of Canadian Art.
Artist: Paraskeva Clark
Title: A Caledon Farm in May
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 2C" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1945 in large format. Sponsored by Canada Packers Ltd. (unconfirmed).
Drawer 2 Artist: Albert Cloutier
Title: Eastern Hemlock
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Pulp and Paper Prints II" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1950 in large format. Based on an original painting commissioned in 1950, now in a private collection.
Artist: Albert Cloutier
Title: Sugar Time, Quebec
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 2B" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1944 in small and large formats. Sponsored by Canada Life Assurance Co.
Artist: Alan Collier
Title: Algonquin Lake (April Mood)
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1953-1957 in small and large formats.
Artist: Alan Collier
Title: Emerald Lake, Yoho Park
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1957-1963 in small and large formats.
Artist: Charles Comfort
Title: Algonquin Lake
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-53 in small and large formats.
Artist: Charles Comfort
Title: Balsam
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Pulp and Paper Prints II" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1950 in large format. Based on an original painting commissioned in 1950, now in a private collection.
Artist: Charles Comfort
Title: Bon Echo
Dimensions: 29 x 36.8 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1A" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1942 in large format. Sponsored by the Canada Life Assurance Co.
Artist: Joachim Gauthier
Title: Autumn's Road, Haliburton
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1953-1957 in small and large formats.
Drawer 3 Artist: Fred S. Haines
Title: Beech Woods
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1B" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in small and large formats. Sponsored by Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada.
Artist: Fred S. Haines
Title: Rural Bridge
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in large format. The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives possesses two copies.
Artist: J. S. Hallam
Title: Cape Breton Harbour
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Artist: J.S. Hallam
Title: Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Artist: J.S. Hallam
Title: The Ploughman
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1B" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in large format. Sponsored by Massey-Harris Co. Ltd.
Artist: Lawren Harris
Title: Algoma Country
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in large format. Based on an original painting in the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Artist: Hilton Hassel
Title: Descending Sails/Sail Boats
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1957-1963 in small and large formats.
Drawer 4 Artist: Yvonne McKague Housser
Title: Evening, Nipigon River
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1B" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in large format. Sponsored by Southam Company and John Northway & sons, Ltd.
Artist: Jack Humphrey
Title: Swallowtail, Grand Manan, NB
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1D" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in large format. Sponsored by Belding-Corticelli Ltd.
Artist: A.Y. Jackson
Title: Dease Bay, Great Bear Lake
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats. Based on an original painting in a private collection. The print is currently on display in the Archives Reference Room.
Artist: A.Y. Jackson
Title: Jack Pine
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Pulp and Paper Prints II" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1950 in large format. Based on an original painting commissioned in 1950, now in a private collection.
Artist: A.Y. Jackson
Title: Maple and Birch
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto.
Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Artist: A.Y. Jackson
Title: Meeting Place of the Peace and Smokey Rivers
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1953-1957 in large format.
Artist: J.E.H. MacDonald
Title: Mist Fantasy
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1C" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in small and large formats. Based on an original painting in the Art Gallery of Ontario. Sponsored by the National Gallery of Canada.
Artist: Thoreau MacDonald
Title: (Black) Spruce
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "Pulp and Paper Prints II" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1950 in large format. Based on an original painting commissioned in 1950, now in a private collection. The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives possesses two copies.
Drawer 5 Artist: Thoreau MacDonald
Title: Wild Geese
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1A" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1942 in large format. Sponsored by Shell Oil Co. of Canada. The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives possesses two copies.
Artist: Isabel McLaughlin
Title: Blossom Time
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 2A" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1944 in large format. Sponsored by R.S. McLaughlin, president of General Motors of Canada.
Artist: J.W. Morrice
Title: The Ferry Quebec
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1D" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in small and large formats. Based on an original painting in the National Gallery of Canada. Sponsored by Cook Clothing Ltd.
Artist: L.A.C. Panton
Title: Silver Stream
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 2B" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1944 in small and large formats. Sponsor unknown.
Artist: L.A.C. Panton
Title: Windswept
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1B" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in large format. Sponsored by Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Artist: Tom Roberts
Title: Main Street
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Artist: Tom Roberts
Title: Red School House
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Artist: Tom Roberts
Title: Road to the Village
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Drawer 6 Artist: Tom Roberts
Title: Village in Winter
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats. The National Gallery of Library and Archives possesses two copies.
Artist: Albert H. Robinson
Title: Returning from Easter Mass
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1C" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in small and large formats. Based on an original painting in the Art Gallery of Ontario. Sponsored by Quaker Oats.
Artist: Albert H. Robinson
Title: Village on the Gulf
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format. Based on an original painting in the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Artist: J.E. Sampson
Title: Veterans of the Sea
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1C" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in large format. Based on an original painting in the Art Gallery of Ontario. Sponsored by Tuckett Tobacco Co. Ltd.
Artist: Frederick B. Taylor
Title: Rooftops, Quebec
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in large format. Based on an original painting in the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.
Artist: Stanley Turner
Title: Parliament Buildings, Ottawa
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1953-1957 in small and large formats.
Artist: Sydney Watson
Title: St. Laurence Town, Quebec
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in large format.

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Small Format Silkscreens

Silkscreen Prints
Drawer
Drawer 7 Artist: Bertram Brooker
Title: Church Village (Laurentian Village)
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Federation of Canadian Artists" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947 in small format.
Artist: Leonard Brooks
Title: North and Barrington Streets, Halifax
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 2A" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in small and large formats. Sponsored by Christie Brown and Co. Ltd. The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives possesses two copies.
Artist: A.J. Casson
Title: White Pine
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats. There is an oil painting by Casson based on the original print and painted in 1957 in the McMichael Collection of Canadian Art.
Artist: Albert Cloutier
Title: Sugar Time, Quebec
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 2B" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1944 in small and large formats. Sponsored by Canada Life Assurance Co.
Artist: Berthes des Clayes
Title: Horses
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Artist: Berthes des Clayes
Title: Village Scene
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Artist: Alan Collier
Title: Algonquin Lake (Spring Mood)
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1953-1957 in small and large formats.
Artist: Allan Collier
Title: Emerald Lake, Yoho Park
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1957-1963 in small format.
Artist: Charles Comfort
Title: Bunkhouse (Scene)
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Pulp and Paper prints I" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947 in small format. Based on an original painting commissioned in 1946, now in a private collection.
Artist: Harold Beament
Title: The Waiting Ones
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the ""60 Canadian Landscapes"" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in large format.
Artist: R.K. Courtice
Title: White Calf
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Federation of Canadian Artists" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947 in small format. The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives possesses two copies.
Artist: John Ensor
Title: Summer's Store
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Drawer 8 Artist: Joachim Gauthier
Title: Autumn's Road, Haliburton
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1953-1957 in small and large formats.
Artist: J. S. Hallam
Title: Cape Breton Harbour
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Artist: J. S. Hallam
Title: Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Artist: J.S. Hallam
Title: Log Drive
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Pulp and Paper prints I" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947 in small format. Based on an original painting commissioned in 1946, now in a private collection.
Artist: Hilton Hassel
Title: Descending Sails/Sail Boats
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1957-1963 in small and large formats.
Artist: A.Y. Jackson
Title: Laurentian Farm
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Artist: A.Y. Jackson
Title: River, Alaska Highway (Smart River)
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Federation of Canadian Artists" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1945-48 in small format.
Artist: A.Y. Jackson
Title: West Bay Fault, Yellowknife
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small and large formats.
Artist: Arthur Lismer
Title: Isles of Spruce
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1D" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in small and large formats. Based on an original painting in Hart House, University of Toronto. Sponsored by Gordon Mackay and Co. Ltd.
Artist: J.E.H. MacDonald
Title: Mill at Cobocank
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format.
Artist: J.E.H. MacDonald
Title: Mist Fantasy
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1C" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in small and large formats. Based on an original painting in the Art Gallery of Ontario. Sponsored by the National Gallery of Canada.
Artist: Thoreau MacDonald
Title: Country Road
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Federation of Canadian Artists" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947 in small format.
Artist: Thoreau MacDonald
Title: The Forest
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Pulp and Paper prints I" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947 in small format. Based on an original painting commissioned in 1946, now in a private collection.
Artist: Thoreau MacDonald
Title: The Plough
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format.
Artist: Thoreau MacDonald
Title: Snow Storm
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format. The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives possesses two copies. One of the prints is currently on display in the Archives Reference Room.
Artist: Thoreau MacDonald
Title: Winter Evening
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format.
Artist: Thoreau MacDonald
Title: Winter Morning
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 2A" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in small and large formats. Sponsored by the National Gallery of Canada. This print is currently on display in the Archives Reference Room.
Artist: David Milne
Title: Boston Corners
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format. The print is currently on display in the Archives Reference Room.
Drawer 9 Artist: J.W. Morrice
Title: Ferry Quebec
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 1D" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1943 in small and large formats. Based on an original painting in the National Gallery of Canada. Sponsored by Cook Clothing Ltd.
Artist: L.A.C. Panton
Title: Silver Stream
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Wartime 2B" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1944 in small and large formats. Sponsor unknown.
Artist: Ruth Pawson
Title: Late Harvest
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format.
Artist: Walter J. Phillips
Title: Valley of Ten Peaks
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1953-1957 in small and large formats.
Artist: Arthur Donald Price
Title: Iroquois False Face Mask
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Pulp and Paper prints III" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1956 in small format.
Artist: Arthur Donald Price
Title: King Salmon
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "Pulp and Paper prints III" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1956 in small format.
Artist: Tom Roberts
Title: Main Street
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1953-1957 in small and large formats.
Artist: Sarah M. Robertson
Title: Ice Cutting
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format.
Artist: J.E. Sampson
Title: Gaspé
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "100 Canadian Paintings" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1953-1957 in small and large formats. The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives possesses three copies.
Note: The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives possesses two copies.
Artist: Tom Thomson
Title: March
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format.
Artist: Tom Thomson
Title: Northern Lights
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format.
Artist: Tom Thomson
Title: Portage, Ragged Lake
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Note: Originally from the "60 Canadian Landscapes" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947-1953 in small format.
Artist: H. Wickenden
Title: Unnamed (Cabins, mountain scene)
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Artist: Dorothy Williams
Title: Indian Village (105, Winter Village Scene)
Dimensions: 20 x 27 inches
Inscriptions: Inked signature, "Supervised by A.J. Casson" on the recto
Note: Originally from the "Federation of Canadian Artists" series of Sampson-Matthews prints first sold in 1947 in small format. Based on an original painting commissioned in 1946, now in a private collection.

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