Gunnar Mines (r): Gunnar Mines Close-up (v)

A. Y. Jackson

BIRTH YEAR 1882
BIRTH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
DEATH YEAR 1974
DEATH PLACE Kleinburg, Ontario
MEDIUM Oil on panel
DATE 1958
DIMENSIONS 34.3cm x 26.4cm x 0.3cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 0656
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) Browns, blues and yellows are the main coloures used to paint this loose depiction of a landscape with industrial buildings along the mid-ground, along the shore of a body of water with several islands in it and low hills on the distant shores. In the foreground is a brown land with rocks and low vegetation. There is a pile of something painted in bright yellow, next to a rectangular blue building in the middle-ground. (verso) Muddled browns and blues, with some yellow-green is used to paint a landscape with rocks and a bare tree in the foreground and buildings in the background with a body of water on the left. The sky is depicted in a wavy layer of blue and grey above that. The prominent building is square, windowless and has a tall pyramid shaped roof.

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