2007.005.061
Object Title
Madoc
Object Name
Drawing
Artist/Maker
A. Y. Jackson
Date Made
Circa 1924
Materials
Graphite on Paper
Catalogue Number
2007.005.061
Dimensions

Height 23.0 cm x Width 30.0 cm

Description

A graphite sketch of a barn / building with its doors open towards the viewer. The building is in the centre of the picture plane with a rolling landscape in front and behind it. There is a forest depicted behind the building. The title of the work and the artists signature "A Y Jackson" is handwritten in the bottom right corner.

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.