Exceptional Results

This page provides details of a selection of works of art which achieved exceptional results in our past auctions. Select an artwork below for further details. All posted results include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by Emily Carr, The Totem of the Bear and the Moon
EMILY CARR
The Totem of the Bear and the Moon

oil on canvas
signed “M. Emily Carr”, dated 1912 and inscribed “Kispiox” lower left
37 x 17.75 ins ( 94 x 45.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000,000.00$2,000,000.00 - $3,000,000.00
Price Realized $3,120,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Tom Thomson, Petawawa Gorges
TOM THOMSON
Petawawa Gorges

oil on panel
Estate stamp lower right; Estate stamp and inscribed with title, dated “1916” and “M. Thomson” on the reverse
8.25 x 10.5 ins ( 21 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500,000.00$1,000,000.00 - $1,500,000.00
Price Realized $2,220,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Quiet Lake (Northern Painting 12), circa 1926-1928
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Quiet Lake (Northern Painting 12), circa 1926-1928

oil on canvas
inscribed “Quiet Lake/Lawren Harris/Northern Painting XII 34 x 40” on a label on the reverse
34 x 40 ins ( 86.4 x 101.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000,000.00$2,000,000.00 - $3,000,000.00
Price Realized $2,160,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Emily Carr, Kitwancool, circa 1928
EMILY CARR
Kitwancool, circa 1928

oil on canvas
signed lower right; inscribed “Kispiax” on the reverse
44 x 26.75 ins ( 111.8 x 67.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500,000.00$1,000,000.00 - $1,500,000.00
Price Realized $1,920,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Tom Thomson, Ragged Oaks, 1916
TOM THOMSON
Ragged Oaks, 1916

oil on panel
Estate stamp lower right; Estate stamp and inscribed “M. Thomson”, “134” and “23” on the reverse; inscribed with title, “Not for Sale” and “16” on a label on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500,000.00$1,000,000.00 - $1,500,000.00
Price Realized $1,800,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Brazeau Snowfield, Jasper Park. Mountain Painting XII
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Brazeau Snowfield, Jasper Park. Mountain Painting XII

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1924 lower right; numbered 190 upon the “Lawren Harris LSH Holdings Ltd.” stamp and numbered 5015 upon a National Gallery of Canada stamp on the reverse; inscribed with the artist’s name, the title and “Mountain Paintings XII” on a label affixed to the reverse
48 x 59.5 in ( 121.9 x 151.1 cm )

Auction Estimate: $3,000,000.00$2,000,000.00 - $3,000,000.00
Price Realized $1,800,000.00
Sale date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Tom Thomson, Evening, Pine Island
TOM THOMSON
Evening, Pine Island

oil on panel
Estate stamp lower right; Estate stamp and inscribed with title and dated “1914” on the reverse
10.5 x 8.5 ins ( 26.7 x 21.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,200,000.00$900,000.00 - $1,200,000.00
Price Realized $1,680,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Tom Thomson, Nocturne
TOM THOMSON
Nocturne

oil on panel
estate stamp lower left; titled, dated 1916, estate stamp and inscribed “Beatrice” on the reverse; catalogue raisonné no. 1916.82
8.25 x 10.5 ins ( 21 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,200,000.00$900,000.00 - $1,200,000.00
Price Realized $1,500,000.00
Sale date: June 15th 2022

Artwork by James Wilson Morrice, Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada) (circa 1905)
JAMES WILSON MORRICE
Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada) (circa 1905)

oil on canvas
signed lower right; inscribed “Neige, Canada” on the lower stretcher bar
18 x 25.75 ins ( 45.7 x 65.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $600,000.00$400,000.00 - $600,000.00
Price Realized $1,260,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Marcelle Ferron, Sans titre
MARCELLE FERRON
Sans titre

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1960 lower left; signed (twice) and dated 1960 on the reverse
74.75 x 98.5 ins ( 189.9 x 250.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $750,000.00$550,000.00 - $750,000.00
Price Realized $1,260,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Paul Kane, Ojibwa Camp in the Spider Islands
PAUL KANE
Ojibwa Camp in the Spider Islands

oil on canvas
18 x 29 ins ( 45.7 x 73.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,200,000.00$900,000.00 - $1,200,000.00
Price Realized $1,080,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, North Shore, Lake Superior
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
North Shore, Lake Superior

oil on beaverboard
signed on the reverse
11.75 x 14.75 ins ( 29.8 x 37.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $500,000.00$300,000.00 - $500,000.00
Price Realized $1,032,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Frederick Horsman Varley, Sun and Wind, Georgian Bay, 1916 or 1920
FREDERICK HORSMAN VARLEY
Sun and Wind, Georgian Bay, 1916 or 1920

oil on panel, mounted to plywood
signed lower right; titled and dated circa 1915 on the gallery and exhibition labels on the reverse; Varley Inventory Number 1068
12.25 x 16.25 ins ( 31.1 x 41.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Price Realized $984,000.00
Sale date: December 6th 2023

Artwork by Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, Ice Harvest, Quebec, 1935
CLARENCE ALPHONSE GAGNON
Ice Harvest, Quebec, 1935

oil on canvas
signed lower right; Lucile Rodier Gagnon Inventory no. 190
25 x 36 ins ( 63.5 x 91.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $600,000.00$400,000.00 - $600,000.00
Price Realized $984,000.00
Sale date: December 6th 2023

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Algoma (Algoma Sketch 48)
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Algoma (Algoma Sketch 48)

oil on panel
inscribed “Lawren Harris” and “Algoma Sketches XL VIII” by Doris Mills on a label on the reverse
10.5 x 14 ins ( 26.7 x 35.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $600,000.00$400,000.00 - $600,000.00
Price Realized $977,500.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Previous Auctions

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Spring Live Auction - Session 1
Sale Closed: May 30, 2024
 
Spring Live Auction - Session 2
Sale Closed: May 30, 2024
 
Modern & Contemporary International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
The Group of Seven (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
Select Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
Works from the Estate of Dennis Reid (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
The Artwork of David Blackwood (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
Capture (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
Modern Forms (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
The Academy (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
International Prints, Multiples & Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
Celebrating Women Artists (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
La belle province (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Auction of Donated Artwork for Fundraising) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
Coast to Coast (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 27, 2024
 
En plein air (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 27, 2024
 
Watercolours & Drawings (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 27, 2024
 
Canadian Prints & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 27, 2024
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 23, 2024
 
20th Century Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 23, 2024
 
The Academy (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 23, 2024
 
Inuit & First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 23, 2024
 
The Collection of Joe & Anita Robertson (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 12, 2023
 
Bidding in a Winter Wonderland (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 12, 2023
 
An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)
Sale Closed: December 6, 2023
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Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art (Session 1)
Sale Closed: December 6, 2023
( Download PDF )
 
Modern & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
British & Continental Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Toronto: Represented and Abstracted (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Auction to Benefit NSCAD (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Select Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Artwork from a Private Collection (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Select Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 10, 2023
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 10, 2023
 
Little Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 10, 2023
 
Prints & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 12, 2023
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 12, 2023
 
Art of Quebec (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 12, 2023
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 15, 2023
 
Works on Paper & Prints (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 15, 2023
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 25, 2023
 
Historical Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 25, 2023
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 25, 2023
 
Modern & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 27, 2023
 
The Art of Europe (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 27, 2023
 
Canadians at Home & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 27, 2023
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art (Session 1)
Sale Closed: June 8, 2023
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An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)
Sale Closed: June 8, 2023
( Download PDF )
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 30, 2023
 
Art of Quebec (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 30, 2023
 
The Group of Seven & Their Associates (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 30, 2023
 
April Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
Select Canadian Prints (Online Auctions)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
Inuit & First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 21, 2023
 
Peaks to Prairies: Art of Western Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 21, 2023
 
Celebrating Women Artists (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 21, 2023
 
Works on Paper & Prints (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 28, 2023
 
Three Dimensions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 28, 2023
 
Canada & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 28, 2023
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Canadian Winter (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Books & Reference (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
From the Estate of William Ronald (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Holiday Charm (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 13, 2022
 
Coast to Coast (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 13, 2022
 
An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)
Sale Closed: December 1, 2022
( Download PDF )
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)
Sale Closed: December 1, 2022
( Download PDF )
 
Canadian Group of Painters (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
Fall Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
Post-War & Contemporary Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
Historical Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
October Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
Little Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
La belle province (Art of Quebec) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 27, 2022
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 27, 2022
 
Inuit & First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 27, 2022
 
Canadians at Home & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Prints & Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
The Art of Barbara Mercer (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 19, 2022
 
Cities & Towns (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 19, 2022
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 19, 2022
 
Spring Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 28, 2022
 
From the Estate of Robert Markle (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 28, 2022
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: June 15, 2022
( Download PDF )
 
Historical Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 31, 2022
 
Post-War & Contemporary Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 31, 2022
 
April Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 19, 2022
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 19, 2022
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 19, 2022
 

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