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 Nora Frances Elisabeth Collyer, Village on the St. Lawrence River
NORA FRANCES ELISABETH COLLYER
Village on the St. Lawrence River

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1937 on the stretcher; an unfinished portrait of two girls on the reverse
26.25 x 28.25 ins ( 66.7 x 71.8 cms )

Sold for $32,200.00
Sale date: November 23rd 2017

Artwork by Maud Lewis, Team of Oxen Ploughing
MAUD LEWIS
Team of Oxen Ploughing

mixed media on board
signed lower right
15.75 x 20.75 ins ( 40 x 52.7 cms )

Sold for $32,200.00
Sale date: November 23rd 2017

Artwork by Robert Wakeham Pilot, Hart House
ROBERT WAKEHAM PILOT
Hart House

oil on canvas
signed lower left
20 x 24 ins ( 50.8 x 61 cms )

Sold for $27,600.00
Sale date: May 29th 2014

Artwork by Norval Morrisseau, Warrior
NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Warrior

acrylic on paper, laid down on board
signed in syllabics lower right
49 x 26 ins ( 124.5 x 66 cms )

Sold for $27,600.00
Sale date: November 28th 2014

Artwork by Frederick Grant Banting, Island, French River, Ontario
FREDERICK GRANT BANTING
Island, French River, Ontario

oil on board
signed lower right; titled to gallery label on the reverse; certified and dated “24-4-76” by Lady Henrietta E. Banting on a stamp on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Sold for $31,200.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Alex Simeon Janvier, Shoreline Existence
ALEX SIMEON JANVIER
Shoreline Existence

acrylic on canvas
signed, dated 1973 and inscribed “287” lower right; titled on the stretcher
24 x 30 ins ( 61 x 76.2 cms )

Sold for $31,200.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by George Franklin Arbuckle, True Lover’s Leap, Newfoundland
GEORGE FRANKLIN ARBUCKLE
True Lover’s Leap, Newfoundland

oil on canvas
signed lower right
30 x 40 ins ( 76.2 x 101.6 cms )

Sold for $30,680.00
Sale date: November 28th 2019

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Ochre Blue Square
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Ochre Blue Square

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1962 lower left; signed, titled and dated 1962 on the reverse
30 x 24 ins ( 76.2 x 61 cms )

Sold for $30,680.00
Sale date: May 28th 2019

Artwork by Ted Harrison, Bennett Walk
TED HARRISON
Bennett Walk

acrylic on canvas board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1982 on the reverse
36 x 24 ins ( 91.4 x 61 cms )

Sold for $29,900.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by William Paterson Ewen, Untitled (1955)
WILLIAM PATERSON EWEN
Untitled (1955)

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1955 lower right
60 x 86.75 ins ( 152.4 x 220.3 cms )

Sold for $29,900.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2016

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Byng Inlet
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Byng Inlet

oil on board
signed lower left; signed and titled on the reverse
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

Sold for $29,900.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by William Kurelek, Arrived Too Early
WILLIAM KURELEK
Arrived Too Early

mixed media on board
signed and dated 1974 lower right; titled on the reverse
12.25 x 12.25 ins ( 31.1 x 31.1 cms )

Sold for $29,900.00
Sale date: November 23rd 2017

Artwork by Bill Ronald Reid, Haida Medallion Brooch
BILL RONALD REID
Haida Medallion Brooch

22 karat gold repoussé sculpture
signed and dated 1963 on the reverse (incised)
1.75 x 1.75 ins ( 4.4 x 4.4 cms ) ( diameter )

Sold for $29,500.00
Sale date: November 20th 2018

Artwork by Rita Letendre, Untitled
RITA LETENDRE
Untitled

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1975 lower right; signed (three times) and dated 1975 on the reverse; unframed
42 x 66 ins ( 106.7 x 167.6 cms )

Sold for $28,800.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Rita Letendre, Antares Glows
RITA LETENDRE
Antares Glows

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1969 lower right; signed, titled, dated and inscribed “TOR-69-14” on the reverse
60 x 40 ins ( 152.4 x 101.6 cms )

Sold for $28,320.00
Sale date: November 28th 2019

Previous Auctions

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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
Sale Closed: July 20, 2021
 
Prints & Works on Paper
Sale Closed: July 20, 2021
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
Spring Auction of International Art
Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
Canadians at Home & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
Spring 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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