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Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
Spring 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 150

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

Muskeg Lake, Port Radium
oil on canvas
signed and on verso titled and inscribed "56469 - N-V - Raynard"
16 x 20 in  40.6 x 50.8cm

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the Artist
By descent to the present Private Collection, Montreal

Literature:
Dennis Reid, Alberta Rhythm: The Later Work of A.Y. Jackson, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982, a similar circa 1949 canvas entitled Muskeg, Port Radium, Northwest Territories reproduced page 67

Group of Seven painter A.Y. Jackson was an avid traveler and explorer, and his sketching trips ranged across Canada and north to the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. His first trip to Port Radium on Great Bear Lake was in 1938, when Eldorado Mine owner Gilbert LaBine arranged for him to fly there on the company plane. During the flight Jackson was struck by the profusion of small lakes around Great Bear Lake, formed by the retreat of the polar ice cap 10,000 years before. This vast and distinctive landscape of rock, stunted spruce and birch dotted by muskeg lakes enthralled Jackson, and he returned in 1949 and 1950. This canvas would have been produced from a sketch done on the spot, and in it Jackson has retained the clear northern light that he originally experienced. The surface of the lake mirrors a bright blue sky and the tip of a white cloud, surrounded by a rich tapestry of rocks, small trees and low vegetation, glowing with rich earthy tones—striking elements that make this one of Jackson’s classic northern paintings.

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

Sold For: $43,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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