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Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
Fall 2015 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 128

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

Anglican Mission, Coppermine
oil on board circa 1951
signed and on verso titled and inscribed "Aug. 1959" / "Commission Nicholson" and "60331/4" twice
10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in  26.7 x 34.3cm

Acquired directly from the Artist by Commissioner Leonard Hanson Nicholson
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario

Pierre B. Landry, editor, Catalogue of the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Art, Volume 2 / G-K, 1994, the 1951 graphite drawing entitled Church at Coppermine reproduced page 287, catalogue #17801r

In 1951 A.Y. Jackson traveled to Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories, camping and sketching out on the Barren Lands, which he loved for their desolate and vast vistas. On September 7 he flew to Coppermine, the location of this fine oil sketch. A small settlement such as this was fascinating to Jackson, as was its setting in the boulder-strewn land covered with dwarf vegetation, mosses and lichens. As always, Jackson responded to the rhythm inherent in the landscape, emphasizing undulating ridges and furrows in the land with his fluid brush-strokes, echoed in the clouds in the sky. A palette of rich greens and blues is contrasted with earthy brown and brightened by touches of yellow. The short season of summer in the North would soon be over, and Coppermine is deftly caught by Jackson in the golden time before the turn to winter.
The 1951 graphite drawing for this oil, entitled Church at Coppermine, is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

Estimate: $18,000 ~ $25,000 CAD

Sold For: $42,480.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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