Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $45,000 CAD
Bidding History
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919617 29-Nov-2023 11:44:43 AM $45,000 AutoBid

919637 29-Nov-2023 11:42:21 AM $42,500

919617 29-Nov-2023 07:13:21 AM $40,000 AutoBid

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919617 28-Nov-2023 03:40:24 PM $30,000 AutoBid

919637 28-Nov-2023 03:40:22 PM $27,500 AutoBid

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919637 28-Nov-2023 01:51:06 PM $22,500 AutoBid

919617 28-Nov-2023 01:43:21 PM $20,000

919637 28-Nov-2023 01:40:40 PM $19,000

919617 23-Nov-2023 05:55:19 AM $18,000

The bidding history list updated on: Friday, April 12, 2024 05:35:52

LOT 324

1882 - 1974

oil on board
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated February 1921 and inscribed "Cacouna" and "12"
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in, 21.6 x 26.7 cm

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 CAD

Sold for: $55,250

Preview at:

Private Collection, Toronto

Ross King, Defiant Spirits, The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven, 2010, page 357

“His interest in his home province refreshed, early in February 1921 Jackson set off on a sketching expedition in what he called ‘The French part of Quebec.’ He went to the village of Cacouna, near Riviere-de-Loup, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, two hundred kilometers northeast of Quebec City. ‘A nice cool spot I expect,’ he wrote to Catherine Breithaupt before departing, ‘but if Canadians can live there, Canadians can paint there.’”

-- Ross King - Defiant Spirits

This fascinating oil sketch was created at a key moment of the Group of Seven, and showcases Jackson’s exploration of their new Canadian aesthetic. It was produced in deep winter on a return to his native Quebec following his move to Toronto in 1913, and his time as both an infantryman and official war artist in WW1. In it, Jackson explores a daring minimalism, successfully reducing the composition to the rhythms of the bare birches paired with their undulating shadows. Texture, here, is also paramount, with Jackson’s gestural handling of the paint evoking a palpable, tactile volume in the drifted snow. This same year would mark the Group’s second official exhibition at the Art Gallery of Toronto, and their on-going redefinitions of Canadian art.

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