ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON, O.S.A., R.C.A.
ST. TITE DES CAPS
oil on panel
signed; also signed, titled and dated “March 1946” on the reverse
8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.6 cms x 26.7 cms
In his autobiography, A.Y. Jackson reminisced about St. Tite des Caps, the subject of this charming oil sketch, and one of the places he loved to paint: "It was not one of the old villages, but it lay in a hollow encircled by hills, and we could look down on it from several directions. The snow lingered there when it had gone in most other places." There are many villages which we associate with the finest of Jackson’s oil paintings: St. Fidèle, Bic, Ste. Irénée, yet undoubtedly St. Tite des Caps is among his most beloved.
A.Y. Jackson, A Painter's Country: the autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Canada, 1958, page 66.
Private Collection, Toronto