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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 # 111

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

Near Lake Superior
oil on panel
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated Oct. 1919 and inscribed "S.T. #854"
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Provenance:
The Art Emporium, Vancouver, 1973
Private Collection, Vancouver

Literature:
A.Y. Jackson, A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, 1958, page 46

In mid-September of 1919, A.Y. Jackson joined fellow Group of Seven members Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald and Frank Johnston on their second boxcar trip to Algoma. Jackson would have passed through the country near to Lake Superior on his way back, as at the end of September the artists’ railcar was shunted south to Huber and finally down to Batchewana on October 7. Jackson’s first trip to the shores of that Great Lake would be later, in 1921 with Harris. This is a fine Group period oil sketch with a particularly vibrant palette, reflecting the spectacular display of fall colour in October. Jackson wrote of the area around Lake Superior, “In the autumn the whole country glows with colour; the huckleberry and the pincherry turn crimson, the mountain ash is loaded with red berries, the poplar and the birch turn yellow and the tamarac greenish gold.” In contrast to this brightness, Jackson depicts the land and rocks with gorgeous dark, cool shades of purple, mauve, blue and dark green, using lush paint strokes that follow the rhythm of the undulating hills.

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

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


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