The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum and Archives

Object Record

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Catalog Number 01240
Object Name Painting
Title Queen's Own Rifles of Canada D-Day Landing
Date 1960/ /
Description 45" x 60" oil on canvas depiction of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada landing at Bernieres-sur-Mer, Normandy on June 6, 1944 painted by Canadian war artist Captain Orville Fisher in 1960.
Material Linen/Canvas/Wood/Paint
Made Fisher, Orville N.
Inscription Text BERNIÈRES SUR MER
D DAY 6 JUN 1944
A AND B COMPANY
1ST BN QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA

PRESENTED TO THE OFFICERS OF THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA
BY THE HONORARY AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
ON THE OCCASION OF THE REGIMENT'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY 1960
Year Range from 1960
Year Range to 1960
Dimensions H-45 W-60 inches
Search Terms Art
D-Day
Painting
World War, 1939-1945
Condition Excellent
Condition Notes Jan 2014 - Treated by conservator (S. Poulin Conservation Services, Inc.)
Feb 2014 - Rehung with acrylic covering and security hardware by Elgin Framing
Event World War, 1939-1945
People Fisher, Orville Norman
Notes Two very similar paintings by Fisher of the landings were also presented to the QOR. One now hangs in the 3rd Battalion Officers' Mess and the other went missing between Calgary and Moss Park Armoury and has been reported as stolen with Toronto Police.