This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $22,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

822670 29-Apr-2021 07:19:22 PM $22,500

26145 29-Apr-2021 06:58:28 PM $20,000

822670 29-Apr-2021 06:57:30 PM $19,000

26145 29-Apr-2021 06:56:56 PM $18,000

822670 29-Apr-2021 06:55:34 PM $17,000

26145 29-Apr-2021 06:20:46 PM $16,000

822670 29-Apr-2021 06:02:52 PM $15,000

31287 06-Apr-2021 06:40:03 PM $14,000

34907 01-Apr-2021 10:54:43 PM $13,000

The bidding history list updated on: Thursday, January 26, 2023 08:07:13

LOT 617

1882 - 1974

East of Pincher Creek, Alta.
oil on board
signed and on verso initialed "A.Y.J.", titled, dated October 1944 and inscribed "Payment rec." / "J.S. McLean"
10 3/8 x 13 1/2 in, 26.4 x 34.3 cm

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 CAD

Sold for: $28,125

Preview at:

Private Estate, Montreal

A.Y. Jackson, A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, 1958, pages 151 and 152

It is noteworthy that this work is inscribed "J.S. McLean" at verso. James Stanley (J.S.) McLean (1876-1954), was the president of Canada Packers, a well-known philanthropist and one of Canada’s most avid collector during his time. He collected works from the Group of Seven and other important artists, such as Tom Thomson, David Milne and Emily Carr. Over the years, he built the J.S. McLean Collection of Canadian Art, which hung in the offices of Canada Packers and was the focus of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada in 1952, and at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1968. McLean purchased many works by A.Y. Jackson, whom he knew personally. In his autobiography, Jackson wrote that that the Cowans, his hosts in the Caribou, stated that McLean was “one of the most delightful persons they had ever known.” The inscription on verso suggests that this work might have been sold to J.S. McLean.

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