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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 # 106

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

Looking South from Go Home
oil on board
signed and on verso initialed, titled, dated 1935 and inscribed "1004-183" / "G384"
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Provenance:
Kenneth G. Heffel Fine Art Inc., Vancouver
Sold sale of Canadian Art, Joyner Fine Art, November 25, 1994, lot 79
Private Collection, Ontario

Literature:
Wayne Larsen, A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter, 2009, page 38

The title of this colourful oil sketch refers to Go Home Bay on Georgian Bay. A.Y. Jackson’s long and affectionate relationship with this location began in 1910, when he visited his cousins, the Clement family, on their island at Portage Point. While there he also met Group of Seven patron Dr. James MacCallum, who invited him to stay at his Go Home Bay cottage. At first, Jackson doubted the landscape was paintable, but during subsequent trips, the unique topography of rocky channels, small islands covered by wind-blown pines, and big skies full of moody weather cast such a spell on him that he declared, “This land, Le Bon Dieu made on a holiday, out of sheer joy.” He would return frequently until 1967. In this vibrant sketch, Jackson captured the scene with strong brushwork and a bright palette, balancing cool blues and greens with luscious tones of mauve and pink. His rocky shore vantage point, with its view to distant hills across islets topped with weathered pines, gives the eye freedom to roam and makes Looking South from Go Home a classic work from this iconic painting place.

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

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


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