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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 # 143

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

At Go Home Bay
oil on panel circa 1920
signed and on verso signed, titled and inscribed "2245"
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Quebec

Literature:
Wayne Larsen, A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter, 2009, page 55

Go Home Bay played a pivotal role in A.Y. Jackson’s development as an artist. In the summer of 1913, Jackson was painting in a shack at Portage Island in Georgian Bay. He decided to stay through the autumn, to paint the bay’s “sterner moods” - but the primitive cottage was freezing. A few kilometres away, Dr. James MacCallum was about to close up his cottage on Go Home Bay, when a letter from Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris alerted him to Jackson’s plight. Harris knew Jackson’s resources were meagre and that Jackson was thinking of going to New York. Harris wanted Jackson to come to Toronto and stay in the newly built Studio Building (a Harris-MacCallum venture). MacCallum searched for Jackson in his motorboat, and after finding him and viewing his work, not only invited Jackson to stay at his comfortable cottage on Go Home Bay until October, but offered him a year’s financial support if he moved into the Studio Building. This richly hued oil sketch captures the unique rock formations and fresh and breezy atmosphere of Georgian Bay, which would remain a lifelong painting place for Jackson.

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $25,000 CAD

Sold For: $28,125.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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