Object Title
Camp at Lake Superior (recto) // Oak Leaves (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 on a single piece of paper. On the recto is "Camp at Lake Superior" which depicts uneven ground with foliage throughout. There are handwritten notations on the drawing with the title and the artists signature along the bottom. On the verso is "Oak Leaves" which consists of an oak tree branch in the centre of the page. The title of the work and the artists signature is along the bottom.


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.