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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 # 112

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

A Beaver Lake, Algoma
oil on board circa 1919
signed and on verso signed, titled and inscribed with the artist's address, "Studio Bldg., Severn St., Toronto"
8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in  21.3 x 26.7cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Ontario

Literature:
Wayne Larsen, A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter, 2009, page 94

Group of Seven members in various combinations made trips to Algoma in 1918, 1919, 1920 and 1921—the first two by boxcar up the Algoma Central Railway. A.Y. Jackson was included in all the trips except for 1918, when he was serving in the army in England and France during World War I. When he returned to Canada in 1919, the proposed trip to Algoma that fall would have been a well-needed artistic rejuvenation for Jackson after the war. Once there, he immersed himself in the stunning scenery, writing eloquently, “From sunlight in the hardwoods with bleached violet-white tree trunks against a blaze of red and orange, we wander into the denser spruce and pine woods, where the sunlight filters through…playing with startling vividness on a birch trunk or patch of green moss. Such a subject would change entirely every ten minutes…” Jackson uses a riot of rich colour to depict this lush and vivid landscape, ranging from mauve and purple to gold and coral. A Beaver Lake, Algoma is a fine, classic Group period sketch; painted on the spot with fluid brushwork, it is fresh and bold.

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

Sold For: $40,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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