2007.005.060
Object Title
Sugar Shack in Quebec
Object Name
Drawing
Artist/Maker
A. Y. Jackson
Date Made
Circa 1924
Materials
Graphite on Paper
Catalogue Number
2007.005.060
Dimensions

Height 23.0 cm x Width 30.0 cm

Description

A graphite on paper sketch of a sugar shack amongest trees in a forest. There is a rocky and uneven foreground with three maple trees with sap buckets attached to their trunks. The title of the sketch and the artists signature is along the bottom.

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.