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Current bid: $30,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

24974 28-Apr-2021 09:46:20 PM $30,000

30283 13-Apr-2021 08:42:58 PM $27,500 AutoBid

19561 13-Apr-2021 08:42:58 PM $25,000

30283 07-Apr-2021 05:06:50 AM $22,500 AutoBid

27504 07-Apr-2021 05:06:50 AM $20,000

30283 06-Apr-2021 04:11:47 PM $19,000 AutoBid

24974 06-Apr-2021 04:11:47 PM $18,000

30283 06-Apr-2021 12:50:40 AM $17,000 AutoBid

24974 06-Apr-2021 12:50:40 AM $16,000

30283 02-Apr-2021 11:12:18 AM $15,000 AutoBid

816370 02-Apr-2021 11:12:18 AM $14,000

30283 01-Apr-2021 10:51:05 PM $13,000 AutoBid

The bidding history list updated on: Sunday, February 25, 2024 01:16:07

LOT 616

1882 - 1974

Canmore, Alberta / Landscape (verso)
double-sided oil on board, circa 1943
signed and on verso inscribed "J.S. McLean"
10 3/8 x 13 1/2 in, 26.4 x 34.3 cm

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 CAD

Sold for: $37,250

Preview at:

Private Estate, Montreal

The Christian Science Monitor, October 29, 1948, the related 1945 canvas entitled Canmore, Alberta reproduced, unpaginated
A.Y. Jackson, A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, 1958, pages 151 and 152
Naomi Jackson Groves, A.Y.’s Canada, 1968, the related 1943 pencil sketch entitled Canmore, Alberta, indicated "reserved for the McMichael Conservation Collection of Art, Kleinburg, Ontario," reproduced page 171 and listed page 239

In the summer of 1943, A.Y. Jackson traveled to Alberta to teach at the University of Alberta's Summer School of Fine Arts in Banff. He continued to travel and teach out west throughout the 1940s and would also paint in surrounding communities.

It is noteworthy that this work is inscribed "J.S. McLean" on 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 collectors 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 Jackson, whom he knew personally. In his autobiography, Jackson wrote 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.

There is a related canvas titled Canmore, Alberta, dated 1945.

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