2007.005.058
Object Title
Staint-Tite-des-Caps, Quebec (recto) // Saint-Tite-des-Caps, Quebec (verso)
Object Name
Drawing
Artist/Maker
A. Y. Jackson
Date Made
Circa 1924
Materials
Graphite on Paper
Catalogue Number
2007.005.058
Dimensions

Height 23.0 cm x Width 30.0 cm

Description

Two graphite sketches given the same title and done on the same piece of paper. On the recto is a simple sketch of a grouping of buildings in the centre of the composition with a softly rolling landscape surrounding them. The title of the work and the artists signature "A Y Jackson" is handwritten in pencil in the bottom right corner. On the verso is a landscape featuring a group of trees in the centre-right foreground with a rolling landscape and trees in the background.

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.