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LOT 116

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

Baie St. Paul
oil on panel
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated Feb. 1923 and inscribed "property of A.D. Savage"
8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in 21 x 26.7 cm

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Sold for: $25,000

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Anne Douglas Savage, Montreal
Sold sale of Canadian Art, Joyner Fine Art, May 15, 1990, lot 90
Private Collection, Vancouver
Masters Gallery Ltd., Calgary
Peter Ohler Fine Arts Ltd., Vancouver
Private Collection, Vancouver

Naomi Jackson Groves, A.Y.’s Canada, 1968, page 42

“More than any other single Canadian artist during the quarter-century from 1920 on, it has been A.Y. Jackson who has created the image of rural winter-time Quebec.”
- Naomi Jackson Groves
In 1923, A.Y. Jackson sketched for several months during winter/spring at Baie-Saint-Paul, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. This was a painting place beloved by artists such as Clarence Gagnon, Albert Robinson, Randolph Hewton and Edwin Holgate (who joined Jackson on this trip). The “artist trails” on the north and south sides of the river were well traversed by Jackson in his yearly winter trips during the 1920s. Here Jackson depicts the village houses huddled together, rooted in the soil of this rolling country backed by rounded hills. Posts of the snake fences pierce the snowbanks, and Jackson’s broad brush-strokes convey the vitality of this scene captured on the spot. His sensitivity to colour is evident in the delicate pastel tints, particularly in the snow. In Baie St. Paul, Jackson expresses a passion for this unique place and time that makes us feel our Canadian identity more keenly.
This work was originally the property of fellow painter Anne Savage, as inscribed on verso.

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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