LOT 111

1882 - 1974

oil on board
signed and on verso titled and dated 1927 on the gallery label
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in, 21.6 x 26.7 cm

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000 CAD

Sold for: $49,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Warwick Gallery Ltd., Vancouver
Private Collection, Ontario

A.Y. Jackson: The Arctic 1927, Arctic Experience Gallery, 1982, the graphite drawing entitled Port Burwell reproduced plate 76, unpaginated

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Trailblazer Donor Event, May 12, 1999

In July of 1927, A.Y. Jackson embarked on a voyage to the Arctic aboard the SS Beothic, accompanied by scientist and artist Dr. Frederick Banting. The location of this fine painting was identified by Jackson’s 1927 drawing of this scene entitled Port Burwell. Located on western Killiniq Island, Port Burwell, an RCMP station, Inuit settlement and Hudson’s Bay Company post, was then within the boundaries of Labrador, but is now designated as part of Nunavut. Jackson wrote in his journal on August 30 and 31: "Got into Burwell about 3 pm, interesting rock…country very broken up, full of lakes, big granite boulders lying everywhere…Went ashore with Banting, made sketch. Color very interesting – ice on pools on rocks. Big sea pounding on the coast. Had to return to steamer at eleven…" Jackson made the most of the wild, striking setting of this outpost, but also included the warmth of human presence in the rowboat, the house tucked into the side of the hill and the animals on the ridge above. Jackson makes us feel the vitality of air and sea in this stunning Group of Seven period painting.

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000 CAD

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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