Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.
Roberts Art Gallery, Toronto, ON;
Master's Gallery Ltd., Calgary, AB;
Private Collection, Winnipeg, MB
Trailblazer Donor Event, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB, 12 May 1999
An impressive winter scene, “Ste. Cecile de Masham” captures this quaint Quebec town beautifully with the snow-covered barn houses and rolling hills. The horse-drawn sleigh is a significant subject in this painting and a central theme throughout Jackson’s village scenes.
Jackson painted village scenes in Quebec for thirty years and notes in his autobiography that he has lost track of how many Quebec canvases he has painted, “at first, in my painting, I was interested in the old farm houses, in the barns and the trees. Later it was snow that captured my attention; the sun and the wind continually changed its colours and texture.”
By the 1940s, the villages Jackson painted were becoming more modern, as carriages were replaced with snowmobiles and modern housing was taking the place of rustic barns. As a result, Jackson relocated his annual trip to the Gatineau region near Ottawa and embraced the rolling hills and surrounding villages, such as Ste. Cecile de Masham.
A.Y. Jackson, , A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson (Clarke, Irwin & Company: Toronto, 1964), 69.
Very good condition.
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