Height 23.0 cm x Width 30.0 cm
A graphite sketch depicting a body of water (river?) in the mid ground with a boat pulled up on the shore which is situated in the foreground. The Skeena mountains are in the background and take up the top 1/2 of the sketch. There are multiple handwritten notations throughout the sketch with the title of the work and the artists signature "A Y Jackson" in the bottom right corner.
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.