Baffin Bay (r); Two sketches of Icebergs (v)

A. Y. Jackson

BIRTH YEAR 1882
BIRTH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
DEATH YEAR 1974
DEATH PLACE Kleinburg, Ontario
MEDIUM Graphite on paper
DATE 1930 (r); n.d. (v)
DIMENSIONS 20.6cm x 13.2cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 0561
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
(recto) A loose sketch depicts two icebergs, floating on the horizon in the distance, set against a sky filled with sweeping cloud. A vast body of water with floes of ice is stretched before them. (verso) Two sketches on the same page; perpendicular to one another. The larger of the two, set on the horizontal plane, depicts a single iceberg, surrounded by water, against a clouded sky. The second, is of a single iceberg floating in choppy water before a range of low, rolling mountains in the background. The sky has a series of quick, vertical lines drawn above the land.

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