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LOT 134

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

Hills at Ste. Adèle, Que.
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1958 and inscribed with the Naomi Jackson Groves Inventory #1526
25 x 32 in 63.5 x 81.3 cm

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Sold for: $73,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Private Collection, Ontario

Dennis Reid, Alberta Rhythm: The Later Work of A.Y. Jackson, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982, page 10

In 1955, A.Y. Jackson left the Studio Building in Toronto, famous in the annals of the Group of Seven, and moved to a new home/studio in Manotick, near Ottawa. He continued his pattern of sketching trips, now principally to the Lake Superior, Georgian Bay and Gatineau areas. This fine studio canvas was likely based on a sketch done in spring 1957, as Jackson was documented as painting in Sainte-Adèle in the Laurentians, northwest of Montreal, from March 18 to April 3, 1957. A particularly interesting feature of this splendid work is the rhythmic patterning in the hillside patches of earth emerging from melting snow, echoed by areas of exposed rock in the blue-shadowed hills beyond, and by the patch of blue sky exposed through the ragged clouds. Jackson had an intuitive understanding of the landscapes he depicted, expressed with a masterful handling of compositional elements. As his fellow Group member Arthur Lismer stated, “There is something cosmic in his interpretation of the movement of earth and sky and weather forms in his paintings…Always it seems that he grasps the fundamental unity of spirit and technique.”

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

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