LOT 137

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

On Waldrond Ranch
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated Sept. 1946 and inscribed "Studio Bldg. Severn St. Toronto / "Express to Clarence Bundy, Cowley, Alta."
26 x 32 in 66 x 81.3 cm

Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000

Sold for: $97,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

A gift from the residents of Pincher Creek to Dr. Merritt James and Anne Brayton, Alberta
By descent to the present Private Collection, USA

On Waldrond Ranch, along with lot 138 in this sale, was first acquired by Dr. Merritt James and Anne Brayton from the Pincher Creek region in Alberta. Dr. Brayton was the local physician, and his wife Anne worked as his nurse. During the Depression era, the doctor treated patients who were unable to pay directly for his services. Later, residents of the Pincher Creek region pooled their resources and bought this stunning A.Y. Jackson canvas to show their gratitude for the couple’s generosity, and it has remained in their family until its consignment to Heffel.
Waldrond Ranch (now Waldron Ranch) was formed in 1883 and sold to various owners over the years. In 1962, it was purchased by the newly formed Waldron Grazing Co-op, a group of 116 southern Alberta ranchers who purchased shares to gain grazing rights for their cattle. As of 2013, the ranch now has the largest conservation easement in Canadian history, protecting the land against any development, subdivision or cultivation. Jackson expertly captures the rolling rhythms of this historic landscape on a late fall day, highlighted by his distinctive, almost Fauve-like colours and expressive brush-strokes.

Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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