2007.005.046
Object Title
McDonough Lake, Near El Dorado Mine
Object Name
Drawing
Artist/Maker
A. Y. Jackson
Date Made
Circa 1935
Materials
Graphite on Paper
Catalogue Number
2007.005.046
Dimensions

Height 23.0 cm x Width 30.0 cm

Description

A graphite sketch on paper that depicts a lake in the mid ground with a rocky, uneven foreground and rolling hills / mountains in the background. The sketch is signed "A Y Jackson" in pencil in the bottom right corner.

History

A.Y. Jackson often sought subjects in land tilled and untamed, from the farms of the Saint Lawrence Valley to the rocky outcrops of Georgian Bay and the peaks of the Rockies. Jackson, especially, had a wanderer's heart, as these drawings, ranging from 1927 to the late 1940s, attest: views of the rolling hills of the Charlevoix are joined by quickly-sketched, annotated images of the rougher climes of Northern Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and even the eastern Arctic.