A.Y. Jackson R.C.A.

Rocks, Algonquin Park, 1914

oil on panel
8.5x10.5 in.

signed lower right
titled Rocks and signed and dated Sept. 14 to verso

Private collection, Waterloo;
Sale of Waddington’s Auction, Monday, May 25, 2015, lot. 45;
Private collection

A.Y. Jackson, A Painter’s Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, 1958, pp. 31-34

“Seldom was there found a subject all composed and waiting to be painted; out of a confusion of motives the vital one had to be determined upon. Sketching here demanded a quick decision in composition, an ignoring or summarizing of much of the detail, a searching-out of significant form, and…