File:A.Y. Jackson - A Copse, Evening, 1918.jpg

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Artist
Title
English: A Copse, Evening, 1918
Object type painting
Date 1918
Medium oil on canvas
QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 86.9 cm (34.2 in); Width: 112.2 cm (44.1 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,86.9U174728;P2049,112.2U174728
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
Accession number
19710261-0186
Inscriptions recto: A COPSE, EVENING; UN TAILLIS, LE SOIR; A. Y. JACKSON
Notes
English: A line of soldiers (at right) trek through a muddy, shelled, and barren landscape, while searchlights in the distance scan the evening sky. The title of this A.Y. Jackson painting suggests that the area had once been heavily wooded, a powerful comment on the war’s devastation of the natural landscape. The most significant of all A. Y. Jackson's war paintings, A Copse, Evening is hugely indebted to the example of the English war artist Paul Nash, whom the Canadian artist greatly admired. On viewing it for the first time, Canadian art critic Barker Fairley wrote: "This must be one of the most enduring pictures in the collection.... It owes its success to ... its glacial light prospect ... a phosphorescent beauty and almost a fascination that yet in no way detracts from the grimness of the conception."
Source/Photographer http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/guerre/photos/2800/19710261-0186.jpg
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This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason:
Public domain This Canadian work is in the public domain in Canada because its copyright has expired due to one of the following:
1. it was subject to Crown copyright and was first published more than 50 years ago, or

it was not subject to Crown copyright, and

2. it is a photograph that was created prior to January 1, 1949, or
3. the creator died more than 50 years ago.
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Jackson was made a commissioned Lieutenant to work for the Canadian War Memorials Fund under the Canadian War Records Office starting in September 1917, placing his war work under crown copyright.

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