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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 # 125

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

Go Home Bay
oil on panel circa 1920
signed and on verso signed, titled and inscribed "O.S.A. Little Picture Show" and "price $40.00"
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Provenance:
By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto

Literature:
Naomi Jackson Groves, A.Y.’s Canada, 1968, page 108

Exhibited:
Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, Little Picture Show

A.Y. Jackson’s engaging personality shines through in his letters, and in one he wrote, “Georgian Bay has been one of my happy hunting grounds for camping and fishing at all seasons, and in all kinds of weathers.” Jackson had friends and relatives in the area, and anticipating one of his trips, he wrote that “the first of August I will be going to my cousins the Erichsen Browns at Go Home Bay...and will probably get out my little paints and make ‘a pine tree on a rock.’ Just now I am reading Powys’ In Defence of Sensuality—it would probably be duck soup to you. I’m better at portaging canoes.” Jackson was indeed a skilled camper, and his canoe trips around Georgian Bay’s rocky islets resulted in fine sketches such as this. Here Jackson has painted a row of pines—an iconic Group of Seven motif—bending in the gusting wind and clinging to the rounded boulders of the Canadian Shield. Jackson treasured this area for its uniqueness and vitality, and Go Home Bay is an outstanding example of his painting there.

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

Sold For: $34,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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