Object Title
Pine Island
Object Name
A. Y. Jackson
Date Made
Circa 1924
Graphite on Paper
Catalogue Number

Height 23.0 cm x Width 30.0 cm


A graphite sketch featuring a pine tree in the centre with a rolling landscape in the foreground and mid ground. The background is completely empty, which helps draw the viewer's attention to the solitary tree. The title of the work and the artists signature "A Y Jackson" is handwritten in pencil 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.