Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $25,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

919637 28-Nov-2023 01:56:27 PM $25,000

The bidding history list updated on: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12:43:22

LOT 318

1882 - 1974

Algonquin Park
oil on panel
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated Mar 1914 and inscribed "Burnt" / "GL.LL" / "326" / indistinctly
8 1/2 x 10 in, 21.6 x 25.4 cm

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 CAD

Sold for: $31,250

Preview at: Heffel Montreal

Private Collection, Montreal

Ross King, Defiant Spirits, The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven, 2010, page 127

“In March Jackson was joined in Algonquin Park by J.E.H. MacDonald and Bill Beatty. The Toronto press soon began making reference to an ‘Algonquin Park School.’”

Ross King – Defiant Spirits

This briskly patterned, ruggedly textured oil sketch was produced at a turning point for both A.Y. Jackson personally, and painting in Canada generally. It was painted on his very first excursion to Algonquin Park, as Jackson had moved into Toronto’s Studio Building only months earlier, having arrived from Montreal at the invitation of Lawren Harris and J.E.H. MacDonald less than one year before. Jackson was in the process of synthesising his vision of a Modern style of Canadian painting, explored in breakthrough works like Terre Sauvage, now in the National Gallery of Canada, painted just the previous November. By combining the European influences of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Art-Nouveau with an earthy, gestural, deeply felt approach, his aim was to express the unique resonance of the Canadian landscape. He very successfully achieves that here, imbuing this on-site oil sketch with the enthralling, exploratory essence of this new school of Canadian painting.

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