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 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 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

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Tadenac, November
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Tadenac, November

oil on canvas
signed lower right; titled on the frame “Tadenac, November-Georgian Bay” and inscribed “Pickering College” (three times) and “Newmarket” on the stretcher, NJG Inventory No. 1710
40.25 x 38.25 ins ( 102.2 x 97.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $600,000.00$400,000.00 - $600,000.00
Price Realized $936,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Column on Browns
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Column on Browns

oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1965 on the reverse
80 x 64 ins ( 203.2 x 162.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $350,000.00$250,000.00 - $350,000.00
Price Realized $870,000.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by David Brown Milne, Young Cedars (1919)
DAVID BROWN MILNE
Young Cedars (1919)

oil on canvas
signed and dated “Dec. 25, ‘19” lower right; titled and inscribed “Loaned by Mrs I.H. Weldon” on the stretcher (by Douglas Duncan); Milne catalogue raisonné no. 201.10
18 x 22.25 ins ( 45.7 x 56.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $350,000.00$250,000.00 - $350,000.00
Price Realized $792,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Frances Anne Hopkins, Voyageurs Encampment (Camp Scene on the Ottawa)
FRANCES ANNE HOPKINS
Voyageurs Encampment (Camp Scene on the Ottawa)

oil on canvas
signed with initials and dated 1867 lower right
15 x 26.25 ins ( 38.1 x 66.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Price Realized $552,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Franklin Carmichael, Old Orchard
FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL
Old Orchard

oil on board
signed and dated 1940 lower right; signed with insignia, dated 1940 and inscribed “16” on the reverse
30 x 36 ins ( 76.2 x 91.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $700,000.00$500,000.00 - $700,000.00
Price Realized $475,000.00
Sale date: June 12th 2017

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Purple, Lime, Brown
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Purple, Lime, Brown

oil on canvas
titled and dated “1965 March” on the reverse
72 x 69 ins ( 182.9 x 175.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $550,000.00$350,000.00 - $550,000.00
Price Realized $432,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Previous Auctions

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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
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Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)
Sale Closed: December 1, 2022
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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
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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
 
Inuit and First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 22, 2022
 
Celebrating Women Artists (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 22, 2022
 
Canada & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 1, 2022
 
Three Dimensions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 1, 2022
 
Works on Paper & Prints (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 1, 2022
 
Post War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 1, 2022
 
Canadian Winter (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 1, 2022
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 1, 2022
 
Works on Paper, Books & Tapestries (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 14, 2021
 
Holiday Charm (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 14, 2021
 
Coast to Coast (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 14, 2021
 
Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 30, 2021
 
Fall Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 30, 2021
 
Auction to Benefit the Art Gallery of Alberta (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 30, 2021
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 22, 2021
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October Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 26, 2021
 
Little Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 26, 2021
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 26, 2021
 
Indigenous & Inuit Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 28, 2021
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 28, 2021
 
Art of Quebec: La belle province (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 28, 2021
 
Prints of Sampson Matthews (& Related Work) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 17, 2021
 
Books & Reference (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 17, 2021
 
Canadian & International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 17, 2021
 
People & Places (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 20, 2021
 
Prints & Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 20, 2021
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
Spring Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
Canadians at Home & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: June 9, 2021
( Download PDF )
 
Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 1, 2021
 
From the Estate of William Ronald (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 1, 2021
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 27, 2021
 
April Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 27, 2021
 
Canadian & International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 30, 2021
 
Indigenous & Inuit Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 30, 2021
 
Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 23, 2021
 
From the Archives of Sampson-Matthews Ltd. (& Related Material) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 23, 2021
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 2, 2021
 
Artwork from a Canadian Private Collection (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 15, 2020
 
Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 15, 2020
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: December 3, 2020
( Download PDF )
 
Canadian & International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 17, 2020
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 27, 2020
 
Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 29, 2020
 
Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art
Sale Closed: September 24, 2020
 
Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 11, 2020
 
Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 14, 2020
 
Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 23, 2020
 
Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 2, 2020
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 12, 2020
 
Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 14, 2020
 
Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 18, 2020
 
From the Collection of Paul Duval (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 28, 2020
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 19, 2019
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 28, 2019
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 20, 2018
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 29, 2018
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 23, 2017
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 25, 2017
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 22, 2016
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 31, 2016
 
Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 25, 2015
 
Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 28, 2015
 
Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 28, 2014
 
Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 29, 2014
 
Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 29, 2013
 

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