Art canadien classique
Port Joli, Que, 1927 (circa)
Inscriptionssigned "A.Y. JACKSON" (recto, lower right); signed and titled in black ink, "A.Y. Jackson / Port Joli, Que" (verso, centre) (possibly further inscribed, obscured by labels); inscribed by the artist in black ink, "2" [encircled] (verso, upper left); signed and inscribed by the artist, "A.Y. Jackson / Studio Bldg Severn St. Toronto / [indistinct] (verso, bottom); inscribed in an unknown hand in blue ink, "#5584" (verso, upper right).
ProvenanceGalerie Walter Klinkhoff, Montreal, as "Port Joli, Quebec, circa 1924";
With Kastel Gallery Inc., Montreal, as "Port Joli, Quebec, c. 1924";
Private collection, Toronto.
“Port Joli, Que”, c. 1927, contains a cluster of buildings in the central middleground and Jackson has painted the river and the dramatic landscape of the north shore in the background. The view across the river looks directly at Le Massif and Baie St Paul. The weather is bright and sunny, suggestive of the crisp conditions that Jackson recorded on that 1927 trip.
“Port Joli, Que”, c. 1927 a classic, luminous composition, and an idyllic representation of the landscape on the lower St. Lawrence River.