Fall 2016 - 3rd Session Live auction
Lot # 147
Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
ALC CGP G7 OSA RCA RSA 1882 - 1974 Canadian
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1951 and inscribed "Eldorado Mining and Refining"
25 x 32 1/8 in 63.5 x 81.6cm
Acquired directly from the Artist by Eldorado Mining and Refining / Northern Transportation Co. Ltd., Northwest Territories
NorTerra Inc., Edmonton, 1985
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Edmonton
W.J. Bennett, The Eldorado Collection of A.Y. Jackson Sketches, 1988, the related oil sketch entitled Sketch #9 reproduced, unpaginated
In 1949, Hugh Keenleyside, deputy minister of the Department of Mines and Resources in the Canadian government, invited A.Y. Jackson to travel to the Yellowknife region of the Northwest Territories to sketch. At the time, Eldorado Mining and Refining Ltd. was working in the region, and Keenleyside asked the company whether it could provide transportation for Jackson, who was teaching at the Banff School of Fine Arts (now the Banff Centre). Keenleyside made contact with W.J. Bennett at Eldorado, who arranged to fly Jackson from Edmonton to Port Radium in September and then back to Edmonton via Yellowknife, with Jackson stopping to sketch at each location for a few weeks. Jackson was very enthused about the landscape, and in discussions with Bennett, he arranged to return again in 1950, and then once more in 1951. This work and lots 146 and 148 in this sale all come from these years, and were painted from sketches executed on the spot in the North. Jackson agreed to give Eldorado Mining first choice of works he created, and these three canvases have remained in the company’s collection until their consignment to Heffel.
Estimate: $70,000 ~ $90,000 CAD
Sold For: $112,100.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)