Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 20, 2017

LOT 26
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.
  • ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.

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

FARM AT NOTRE DAME DE LA SALETTE, QUE

oil on panel
signed; also signed, titled and dated “Oct. 1966” on the reverse
10.5 ins x 13.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 34.3 cms

Estimate $12,000-$15,000

Realised: $21,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

While he continued to visit many of his favourite painting places of old, in later life A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974), who was by now living in Ottawa, increasingly confined his trips to the Ottawa area. Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette is a small community northeast of Ottawa in the Outaouais region of Quebec. Rural communities such as these (usually in winter) had supplied Jackson with subject matter throughout his long career.

Jackson has typically rendered the landscape as a series of interconnected forms—the string of farm buildings nestle between the domed and wedge-shaped hills and gentle curve of fields in the foreground—painted in a narrow tonal range. The ochre-coloured strip of field situated just beneath the buildings balances the band of sky at the top of the composition which is also painted in a higher value. Closer examination reveals a rich diversity of colours in the small brushstrokes that cover the hills with texture and add detail to the foreground.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Maple, ON

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Artist Groups: Group Of Seven
Medium: Paintings
Signed