Lawren Harris, "Log Cabin", 1925 (circa)

Appreciation written by Joan Murray
Joan Murray, 2017

In 1924, Lawren Harris travelled for the first time to the Rocky Mountains and in August and September of that year sketched in and around Jasper Park, accompanied by A.Y. Jackson. The subject of this handsome canvas of a peaceful cabin scene set in the midst of a stretch of scrub, woods and forest likely calls upon Harris’s sketches of his visit to Jasper. If the place Harris painted is of Jasper, it would probably not have been of the Jasper Lodge where he stayed, but of a scene from his travels in the area.