LOT 138

1882 - 1974

Shoreline, Georgian Bay
oil on canvas
signed and on verso initialed, titled on the gallery label, dated circa 1948 on the gallery label and inscribed "#1221"
20 x 25 in 50.8 x 63.5 cm

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

Private Collection
Mayberry Fine Art, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

Georgian Bay was a favourite painting place for decades for A.Y. Jackson. His visits began in 1910, and in 1913 he had a fateful meeting there with Group of Seven patron Dr. James MacCallum; the doctor invited Jackson to stay at his cottage at Go Home Bay, and offered him a year’s financial support if he took space in the Studio Building in Toronto. Many painting trips to Georgian Bay followed over the decades up until 1966, as Jackson sought to capture its unique topography and changing views.

This spirited depiction of a Georgian Bay shoreline is replete with colour. Among the warm tones of the beach are streaks of pink, green and blue. Bright dabs of golden and red leaves on the trees and bushes, along with green grasses, strike sparks of brightness. Georgian Bay often experiences gusty winds, thus the vigorous waves on the shore and whitecaps on the green and cobalt water depicted by Jackson. On a rocky outcrop, the lone pine, important in Group of Seven iconography, shows the effects of the winds that scour the area. In the distance, a passing boat adds a fine touch to the scene.

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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