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LOT 176

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
1882 - 1974

Sand Lake, Algoma
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled and inscribed "Sketch, 1922"
20 x 26 in 50.8 x 66 cm

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

Sold for: $58,500

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

Libby's of Toronto
Private Collection, Ontario

A.Y. Jackson, A Painter's Country, The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, 1958, page 46

Algoma was an important painting place for the Group of Seven. A.Y. Jackson described it as an “opulent” country, and was inspired by its streams, waterfalls and intimate little lakes that coursed through thickly wooded hills that in autumn were ablaze with colour. He explored much of this large area stretching from south of Sudbury and westward to above Sault Ste. Marie, in trips that began with a 1919 autumn boxcar trip along the Algoma Central Railway with fellow Group artists Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald and Frank Johnston. Jackson embarked on numerous camping and sketching trips to this region from the early to mid-1920s in both spring and autumn, often accompanied by various Group members. Sand Lake is located at mile 136 1/2 on the Algoma line, and this warm-hued work features a sensitive interplay between reflections of clouds and treed hills with the play of light on the water’s surface.
The inscription indicates that this fine studio canvas is from an oil on panel sketch painted on location in 1922.

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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