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Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
Spring 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 126

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

Farm in Winter
oil on panel
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto

Naomi Jackson Groves, A.Y.’s Canada, 1968, page 76

A.Y. Jackson had a great affection for the architecture of rural Quebec, and in particular, its barns. His depictions of this subject are viewed with affection by collectors equally for their unique history and their painterly qualities. Family farms, with their organic, rambling buildings, were the essence of rural Quebec, and L’Islet County and Charlevoix County, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, were two of Jackson’s favourite areas to find traditional structures. The earliest roofing material for barns was bark strips, then thatch, which was used until the 1930s, after which materials evolved to planking, shingles and sheet metal. Jackson began to lament the decline of the old barns, writing from Saint-Tite in 1937, “Barns are getting scarce. I’m going to make some models and get a few pounds of salt for snow, and do them in the studio.” Farm in Winter exhibits Jackson’s fine sense of rhythm in the landscape, expressed through his fluid brush-strokes in the hills and snow and his highlighting of the landscape with warm and cool pastel hues.

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

Sold For: $28,125.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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