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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 # 131

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

The Green House
oil on board circa 1929
signed and on verso titled
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Loch Mayberry Fine Art Inc., Winnipeg
Private Collection, Manitoba

Wayne Larsen, A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter, 2009, page 113

From 1921 through the 1930s, A.Y. Jackson headed to the Quebec villages on the south and north shore of the St. Lawrence River in late winter / early spring. Here he created some of his most iconic works, of the charming small towns and their surrounds, painted directly on the spot. Sometimes he traveled alone, sometimes with artist friends, and he boarded with families or at small hotels. He was welcomed by the people, who were predominantly Roman Catholic, spoke little English and often did not have much contact with the world outside their communities. He was nicknamed Père Raquette (Father Snowshoe) by his fellow artist Edwin Holgate, for his method of traversing the countryside. A lifelong friend was the French-Canadian folklorist and anthropologist Marius Barbeau, who pointed out that this nickname “symbolized Jackson’s closeness to his fellow Quebecers and his understanding of the rural culture in that province.” This classic Group of Seven sketch has all the desirable elements of Jackson’s Quebec scenes: a crisp, sunlit winter day with clear atmosphere and blue-shadowed snow, the characteristic rustic houses, and his emblematic horse and sleigh.

Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD

Sold For: $46,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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