LOT 106

1882 - 1974

Les Éboulements
oil on board
signed and on verso titled and dated 1927
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in 21.6 x 26.7 cm

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Sold for: $43,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Warwick Gallery Ltd., Vancouver
Collection of Laurie Guthrie, Edmonton

The place name Les Éboulements translates as “the landslide,” and it originates from 1663, when seven months of terrible earthquakes rattled the Charlevoix district in Quebec and caused the whole face of the cliff to fall into the river. This view is one of the most celebrated vistas on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. The town is situated on one of A.Y. Jackson’s famous “artist trails” that he followed on his late winter sketching trips. An absolutely classic Group period Quebec sketch by Jackson, this painting has highly desirable subject matter. The work has many motifs and aspects collectors search for – the charming horse and sleigh, the snake fences and rolling ground that generate rhythm, the small village houses creating the sensation of human warmth, and the Impressionist use of colour in delicate pastels in the snow. The town is set high on the hill, and the stunning vista includes a view over the river, cloud formations below and distant hills. Jackson’s brushwork is assured and fluid, and he builds his composition with strongly defined forms. Les Éboulements, with its stunning coastal panorama seen from the town, is a quintessential Quebec winter scene by Jackson.

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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