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LOT 131

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
ALC CGP G7 OSA RCA RSA
1882 - 1974
Canadian

Laurentian Hills, Early Spring
oil on canvas, 1931
signed and on verso signed, titled, inscribed "275.00" and "OSA 1931, Ottawa 1932, Eatons Montreal, CNE 1931", numbered with the Art Gallery of Ontario accession #L69.19 on the AGO labels and stamped 00120 on the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum label
21 1/8 x 26 3/4 in 53.7 x 67.9 cm

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Sold for: $157,250

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PROVENANCE
J. Merritt Malloney Gallery, Toronto
J.S. McLean, Toronto, 1934
Gift from the J.S. McLean Collection to the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1969
Donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1988, AGO accession #L69.19

LITERATURE
Ontario Society of Artists: Sixtieth Annual Exhibition, Art Gallery of Toronto, 1932, titled as Laurentians, Early Spring, page 10, reproduced page 11
M.O. Hammond, “Canadian Artists Have Large Place in Fine View,” The Globe (Toronto), March 5, 1932, titled as Laurentians, Early Spring, reproduced page 13
“Arts Club Members Exhibit Paintings,” The Gazette (Montreal), November 1, 1932, titled as In the Laurentian Hills, page 6
Annual Exhibition of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, 1933, titled as Laurentians, Early Spring, listed page 13
Graham McInnes, A Short History of Canadian Art, 1939, titled as The Laurentians - Early Spring, reproduced facing page 66
A.Y. Jackson, introduction, Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of J.S. McLean, National Gallery of Canada, 1952, titled as Laurentian Hills, listed, unpaginated
J.S. McLean, “On the Pleasures of Collecting Paintings,” Canadian Art, vol. 10, no. 1, autumn 1952, titled as Laurentian Hills, reproduced page 5

EXHIBITED
Art Gallery of Toronto, Ontario Society of Artists: Sixtieth Annual Exhibition, March 4 – April 1932, titled as Laurentians, Early Spring, catalogue #88
The Fine Art Galleries, T. Eaton Co. Ltd., Toronto, Exhibition of Canadian Paintings, circa 1932, titled as Laurentian Hills, catalogue #34
The Fine Art Galleries, T. Eaton Co. Ltd., Montreal, Arts Club of Montreal, October 31 – November 12, 1932, titled as Laurentian Hills, catalogue #29
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Annual Exhibition of Canadian Art, February 7 - March 6, 1933, titled as Laurentians, Early Spring, catalogue #135
J. Merritt Malloney Gallery, Toronto, A.Y. Jackson, February – March 10, 1934, titled as Laurentians, Early Spring, catalogue #12
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of J.S. McLean, February 23 – March 24, 1952, titled as Laurentian Hills, catalogue #29


Exhibited continued:

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The J.S. McLean Collection of Canadian Painting, September 19 – October 20, 1968, traveling in 1968 to 1969 to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton; London Public Library and Art Museum; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Edmonton Art Gallery; and Vancouver Art Gallery, catalogue #32

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, The Group of Seven, June 19 – September 8, 1970, traveling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 22 – October 31, 1970, catalogue #161

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, A Collector’s Vision: J.S. McLean and Modern Painting in Canada, May 20 – September 5, 1999, traveling in 2000 - 2002 to the Appleton Museum, Florida; Canada House, London, England; and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax



Literature continued:

William J. Withrow, The J.S. McLean Collection of Canadian Painting, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1968, listed, unpaginated

Dennis Reid, Group of Seven, National Gallery of Canada, 1970, reproduced page 154, catalogue #161

Dennis Reid, A Concise History of Canadian Painting, 1st edition, 1973, page 150, reproduced page 151

Dennis Reid, A Concise History of Canadian Painting, 2nd edition, 1988, reproduced page 154

Anna Hudson, A Collector’s Vision: J.S. McLean and Modern Painting in Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1999, pages 14 and 72, reproduced page 47

Catherine Mastin, editor, The Group of Seven in Western Canada, Glenbow Museum, 2002, mentioned page 121

Dennis Reid, A Concise History of Canadian Painting, 3rd edition, 2012, reproduced page 162, figure 10.12

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Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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