Edmond-Joseph Massicotte

Edmond Massicotte (1875-1929) was an engraver and an illustrator. His most important contribution were the studies and illustrations he made of Quebec folklore as well as  of the old  traditions and celebrations. First published under the title “Nos Canadiens D’autrefois” in 1923, it contained the first twelve plates that illustrated these old traditions. Included were commentaries by the ethnologist Marius Barbeau and others. More illustration of different traditions were added to further editions. One was published posthumously.

I will be posting several of the original prints (all color prints) from the first and second series here in the Gallery for sale:

An Original Print from the first series; “Une Viellee D’Autrefois”, created in 1915. It is under glass in the original 1920’s frame:    It measures 12 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches overall.                                                                                                                                                                Sold.

Edmond Massicote Colored Print of La Viellee D'Autrefois. 1915.

Edmond Massicote Colored Print of Une Viellee D’Autrefois. 1915.

A detail with his mark and the date of registration:

Massicotte Print. Une Viellee....detail.

Massicotte Print. Une Viellee….detail.

 

These Original prints are very beautiful and are an important historical reference in Quebec Folk Art and formal art.

Five Original color Prints by Edmond Massicotte. From the First and Second Series. Mounted and framed in similar Gallery frames. About 1930.:

The Frames measure 15 inches by 18 1/2 inches over all. They are in excellent original condition.                                                      $225.00 each.

 

Edmond Massicotte. Epluchette de Ble D'Inde. 1917. 55

Edmond Massicotte. Une Epluchette de Ble D’Inde. 1917.

 

Edmond Massicotte. Les Visites du Jour D'Lan au Temps Passe. 1928.

Edmond Massicotte. Les Visites du Jour D’Lan au Temps Passe. 1928.

 

Edmond Massicotte. Le Saint-Viatique a la Campagne. 1916.

Edmond Massicotte. Le Saint-Viatique a la Campagne. 1916.

 

 

Edmond Massicotte. La Priere En Famille. 1924.

Edmond Massicotte. La Priere En Famille. 1924.

 

Edmond Masicotte. La Visite de la Quete de L'Enfant-Jesus. 1914.

Edmond Masicotte. La Visite de la Quete de L’Enfant-Jesus. 1914.