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 Claude Tousignant, Absurdo
CLAUDE TOUSIGNANT
Absurdo

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated “11-64” lower left
72 x 72 ins ( 182.9 x 182.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00
Price Realized $188,800.00
Sale date: May 28th 2019

Artwork by John William Beatty, Early Spring, Algonquin Park
JOHN WILLIAM BEATTY
Early Spring, Algonquin Park

oil on board
signed lower left
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $168,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Lake Superior (I.D. 463)
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Lake Superior (I.D. 463)

pencil sketch
inscribed “39” (striked), “40” and “1925” in the upper left margin
8.5 x 10.75 ins ( 21.6 x 27.3 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $161,000.00
Sale date: November 23rd 2017

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Dieppes
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Dieppes

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated “66” on the reverse
23.5 x 28.75 ins ( 59.7 x 73 cms )

Auction Estimate: $200,000.00$150,000.00 - $200,000.00
Price Realized $130,500.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

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

oil on panel
titled on a label on the reverse; a cross in a circle inscribed on the reverse
10.25 x 13.75 ins ( 26 x 34.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $250,000.00$150,000.00 - $250,000.00
Price Realized $130,000.00
Sale date: May 28th 2019

Artwork by Franklin Carmichael, Orillia (1915)
FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL
Orillia (1915)

oil on double board
titled, dated 1915, inscribed “OS-2-A” with the estate stamp on the reverse
8.25 x 10.5 ins ( 21 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $60,000.00$40,000.00 - $60,000.00
Price Realized $144,000.00
Sale date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Tom Thomson, Fallen Timber (Algonquin)
TOM THOMSON
Fallen Timber (Algonquin)

oil on canvas, laid down on paperboard
inscribed “Gordon Harkness” and signed and inscribed by Thoreau MacDonald on the reverse; catalogue raisonne number 1912.02
6 x 9.25 ins ( 15.2 x 23.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $200,000.00$150,000.00 - $200,000.00
Price Realized $125,000.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Bill Ronald Reid, Chief of the Undersea World
BILL RONALD REID
Chief of the Undersea World

22 karat gold sculpture
signed, dated 1983 and numbered 4/5; presented on a jade base (the weight of the gold is 145.1 grams)

4.5 x 2.25 x 1.25 ins ( 11.4 x 5.7 x 3.2 cms ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $175,000.00$125,000.00 - $175,000.00
Price Realized $129,800.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Storm in the Cloche Hills
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Storm in the Cloche Hills

oil on board
signed lower right
30 x 36 ins ( 76.2 x 91.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00
Price Realized $118,000.00
Sale date: November 20th 2018

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, House, Toronto
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
House, Toronto

oil on panel
titled and inscribed “Lawren Harris” on the reverse; titled “Houses, Group No. XIV” and inscribed “Lawren Harris” by Doris Mills on a label; inscribed “property of Bess Harris 1942”; typed “Howard K. Harris Estate” on a label (titled “House Toronto”)
10.5 x 14 ins ( 26.7 x 35.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $120,000.00$90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Price Realized $115,000.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Near Métis, Quebec
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Near Métis, Quebec

oil on panel
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
10.5 x 13.75 ins ( 26.7 x 34.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $120,000.00$90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Price Realized $114,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by David Brown Milne, Soft Hills (Misty Hill) (Boston Corners, N.Y.)
DAVID BROWN MILNE
Soft Hills (Misty Hill) (Boston Corners, N.Y.)

watercolour
Catalogue Raisonne Number 107.89 (circa June, 1917); titled “Soft Hills” (crossed out) by Patsy Milne and dated 1917 on the reverse
15 x 22.5 ins ( 38.1 x 57.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $60,000.00$40,000.00 - $60,000.00
Price Realized $112,100.00
Sale date: May 28th 2019

Artwork by David Bowie, DHead XLVI
DAVID BOWIE
DHead XLVI

acrylic and computer collage on canvas
signed and dated 1997 on the reverse; titled on a label on the reverse
9.75 x 8 ins ( 24.8 x 20.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $108,120.00
Sale date: June 24th 2021

Artwork by Molly Lamb Bobak, Beach Crowd
MOLLY LAMB BOBAK
Beach Crowd

oil on canvas
signed lower right
36 x 48 ins ( 91.4 x 121.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $60,000.00$40,000.00 - $60,000.00
Price Realized $108,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Shacks
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Shacks

oil on panel
signed lower right
10 x 13 ins ( 25.4 x 33 cms )

Auction Estimate: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00
Price Realized $103,500.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Previous Auctions

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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
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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
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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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