Lot # 103
Fine Canadian Art Live auction

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
ALC CGP G7 OSA RCA RSA 1882 - 1974 Canadian

Autumn, Algoma
oil on panel
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated October 1919 and inscribed "$35.00"
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Collection of the Artist, Toronto
Acquired from the above by Guy V. Mitchell, Toronto
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario and British Columbia

Augustus Bridle, The Story of the Club, The Arts & Letters Club, 1945, the painting Court Lane depicting the members of the Club reproduced, in which Guy V. Mitchell is included
A.Y. Jackson, A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, 1958, page 56

In the autumn of 1919, A.Y. Jackson traveled to Algoma with Lawren Harris, Frank Johnston and J.E.H. MacDonald. This was the second boxcar trip to the region, subsequent to the April 1919 exhibition of works by the Group of Seven artists who had been on the first. Reviews of this show had been positive, and the artists were buoyed to see and paint more of the region. Jackson wrote, “There were few trains on the Algoma Central Railway at that time. The railroad runs north for two hundred miles from Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst on the C.N.R., crossing the C.P.R. at Franz. It passes through country heavily wooded with birch and maple, poplar, spruce and white pine, a country of big hills that drop down steeply to Lake Superior. The rivers cut through the hills and fall down in a series of rapids and waterfalls to the lake. In October it is a blaze of colour.” This rare panel attests to the riotous hues of Algoma in the fall and is an especially fine example of Jackson’s work from the boxcar trips.

Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD  
Sold for: $38,350 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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