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Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

Lot # 104

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
ALC CGP G7 OSA RCA RSA 1882 - 1974 Canadian

The Church at St. Tite des Caps
oil on board circa 1928
on verso titled
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Toronto
Sold sale of Canadian Art, Joyner Fine Art, May 14, 2002, lot 50I
Property from an Important Private Collection to Benefit a Charitable Foundation

Literature:
A.Y. Jackson, A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, 1958, pages 63 and 64

Throughout the 1920s, in the early spring, A.Y. Jackson would set out on the “artist trails” that connected the villages on the north and south shores of the St. Lawrence River. Jackson reminisced, “One of the places we loved to paint was St. Tite des Caps on Cap Tourmente, a high plateau, forty miles below Quebec. It was not one of the old villages, but it lay in a hollow encircled by hills, and we could look down on it from several directions.” While there, Jackson stayed in a ramshackle old hotel, and he wrote approvingly of proprietor Madame Tremblay’s homemade meals. Jackson’s depictions of villages such as this are among his most beloved works. Often on snowshoes, he would set off into the cold air with his sketch box to paint his scenes en plein air. Here he captures the peaceful atmosphere of the weathered buildings and the stone church at the heart of the village. Sunlit and blue-shadowed, with luscious pastel highlights in the snow and sky, this is an exquisite Group of Seven-period work from this renowned part of Jackson’s oeuvre.

Estimate: $30,000 ~ $40,000 CAD

Sold For: $31,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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