Object Title
Indian Village Near Kamloops (recto) // Kamloops BC (verso)
Object Name
A. Y. Jackson
Date Made
Circa 1924
Graphite on Paper
Catalogue Number

Height 23.0 cm x Width 30.0 cm


Two graphite sketches done on a single piece of paper. On the recto is a sketch of a small village with buildings on the left and right side of the picture plane with some tall grass-like foliage in the centre of the foreground and a mountain in the left side of the background. The title of the work is handwritten in pencil in the bottom right corner.

The sketch on the verso is of a village in the mid ground with a horse-drawn cart in the front centre of the picture plane and a church behind and to the left of it. There are rolling hills / mountains in the background behind the village. There are multiple handwritten notations throughout the sketch with the title and the artists signature "A Y Jackson" in the bottom right.


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.