Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2015

LOT 45
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.

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ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.

ROCKS, 1914

oil on panel
signed; also signed, titled and dated “Sept. 1914” on the reverse
8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.6 cms x 26.7 cms
In the fall of 1914, Jackson and Tom Thomson were painting together in Algonquin Park.

Jackson writes: “That autumn was wonderful with sunny days and frosty nights and after the mountains (Jackson had been painting in the Rocky Mountains prior to this) the intimate landscape appealed to me.We camped firts beloew tea Lake Dam... Then we moved on to Smoke and afterwards ragged lake...We worded on little 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch birch bark panels ‘ traveling by canoe and living in a tent made it impossible to work on larger sizes.”

As the weather turned colder and the autumn colour sbean to fade, JAckson returned to Toronto. The war, which everyone had optimistically predicted would be a short one, was on and soon after his return from the deep woods, Jackson traveled to Montreal to enlist.

Estimate $20,000-$25,000

Realised: $18,880
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

In the fall of 1914, Jackson and Tom Thomson were painting together in Algonquin Park.

Jackson writes: “That autumn was wonderful with sunny days and frosty nights and after the mountains (Jackson had been painting in the Rocky Mountains prior to this) the intimate landscape appealed to me. We camped first below Tea Lake Dam... Then we moved on to Smoke and afterwards Ragged Lake... We worked on little 8 1/2 x 10 1/2- inch birch bark panels; travelling by canoe and living in a tent made it impossible to work on larger sizes.”

As the weather turned colder and the autumn colours began to fade, Jackson returned to Toronto. The war, which everyone had optimistically predicted would be a short one, continued and soon after returning to the city, Jackson travelled to Montreal to enlist.

Literature:

A.Y. Jackson, A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto/Vancouver, 1958, pages 37-38.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Waterloo