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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 # 145

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

Smallwood Mine, Winter
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated June 1962 and inscribed "As seen from Carol Hill" and "Ottawa"
25 1/4 x 32 in  64.1 x 81.3cm

Prominent Corporate Collection, Montreal

Smallwood Mine, on the Quebec-Labrador border, was built to extract iron ore. It was formally opened in 1962, during which legendary Newfoundland premier Joey Smallwood set off the first blast. A.Y. Jackson visited this area on two sketching trips around this time - the first in May to June of 1961, in the company of his friend, geologist and artist Maurice Haycock. They painted around Carol Lake and Schefferville, and returned again in June of 1962. The wilderness dominates in this striking canvas, with Jackson taking full advantage of the dramatic vista from his vantage point on Carol Hill. The road snaking up the hill to the mine in the distance adds an interesting visual note, reinforcing Jackson’s fine sense of rhythm, seen in the undulating layers of land and the writhing branches emerging from the snow in the foreground. Jackson exhibits his expertise with winter effects in the snow settled into hollows, which glows with pale pastel highlights and blue shadows.

Estimate: $30,000 ~ $50,000 CAD

Sold For: $109,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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