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LOT 141

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
1882 - 1974

Baie St. Paul
oil on board
signed and on verso signed, titled and dated Feb. 1923
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in 21.6 x 26.7 cm

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Sold for: $37,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Kaspar Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Vancouver

A.Y. Jackson, A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, 1958, page 59

The Quebec village of Baie-Saint-Paul, on the “artist trail” running along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, was treasured by A.Y. Jackson for its picturesque views. Renowned painters such as Clarence Gagnon, Albert Robinson, Randolph Hewton, Mabel May and Edwin Holgate also made it their destination for winter sketching. Jackson was there in the winters of 1923 and 1924. In 1923 he sketched with Holgate, and in 1924, a confluence of artists in the town caused Jackson to declare, “Baie St. Paul will be for the time the liveliest art centre in Canada.” This is a fine example of his work there, with snow streaked with luscious pastels covering the ground, layered along rooflines and blanketing fields advancing up the hill, glowing in the winter sun. The viewer can imagine the intrepid Jackson trekking to his vantage point on snowshoes, pulling out his sketch box and defining the scene with his vigorous brushwork. The cluster of houses and sheds, gaily painted with hues of red, peach, green and blue, adds a warm glow of human presence to this classic Jackson winter village scene from the Group of Seven period.

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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