Inscriptionssigned, 'JOHN LITTLE' (lower right); titled, signed and dated, 'une journée humide de mai d’autrefois/ McGill campus tennis courts/in happier days/ JOHN LITTLE '74 (verso, upper horizontal stretcher)
ProvenanceIngram Gallery, Toronto.
Note the inferences of the horse-drawn cabs, one immediately to the left on Sherbrooke Street at the beginning of Victoria and one on the right.
The tennis courts shown here are located east of the Roddick Gates. The street immediately below, that is going south, is Victoria. The building shown left of centre in the distance is a building designed by famed architect Percy Nobbs which today is the main entrance and part of the McCord Museum. When John Little did his studies for the painting, that is, prior to 1964, the building housed the McGill Student Union and the campus newspaper, The McGill Daily. The space was developed by McGill University when the university built the Maass Chemistry Building, beginning in 1964.