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Current bid: $30,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

847004 27-Jan-2022 03:13:04 PM $30,000

27362 27-Jan-2022 03:11:57 PM $27,500

847004 27-Jan-2022 02:55:05 PM $25,000

27362 27-Jan-2022 02:54:07 PM $22,500

847004 27-Jan-2022 09:18:30 AM $20,000

27362 26-Jan-2022 07:24:10 PM $19,000 AutoBid

847004 16-Jan-2022 04:15:18 PM $18,000

846799 16-Jan-2022 04:08:55 PM $17,000

847004 09-Jan-2022 04:11:03 PM $16,000

27362 09-Jan-2022 04:10:09 PM $15,000 AutoBid

847004 09-Jan-2022 04:10:09 PM $14,000

27362 08-Jan-2022 08:41:26 PM $13,000 AutoBid

847004 07-Jan-2022 07:52:54 PM $12,000

28877 07-Jan-2022 11:52:53 AM $11,000

847004 30-Dec-2021 10:06:30 AM $10,000

The bidding history list updated on: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 08:04:19

LOT 225

1882 - 1974

The Home Opposite Bretton Hall Hotel - Port of Spain
oil on board
signed and on verso titled "…Breton [sic]", dated March 20, 1956 and inscribed with the Naomi Jackson Groves Inventory #1554 and variously
10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in, 26.7 x 34.3 cm

Estimate: $12,000 - $16,000

Sold for: $37,250

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Collection of the Artist
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Dowsett, Ontario
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario

The few known examples of A.Y. Jackson’s paintings done while visiting the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago are dated February through March of 1956. Jackson seems to have been based in the capital of Port of Spain, very possibly at the Bretton Hall Hotel, from where this sketch was produced. The fluid and gestural way Jackson chose to capture the stormy sky and tropical scenery is a fascinating counterpoint to his more typical stylistic choices found in his many depictions of Georgian Bay, Charlevoix and other Canadian locales. These intimate, on-the-spot oil sketches sometimes document quiet moments in the lives of the local residents, and represent a rare and compelling element of Jackson’s non-Canadian work.

This painting’s original owner was R.E. Dowsett, a friend of Robert and Signe McMichael, through whom he was introduced to Jackson. This painting and many others were acquired directly from the artist during their long friendship.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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