Past Auction Highlights

This page provides details on a selection of works of art sold through past Cowley Abbott Canadian Art auctions or through the private sale process. Select an artwork for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Sans titre (circa 1959)
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Sans titre (circa 1959)

oil on canvas
inscribed “24” on the reverse; catalogue raisonne #1959.053H.V1959
34 x 39 ins ( 86.4 x 99.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $500,000.00$300,000.00 - $500,000.00
Price Realized $504,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Marcelle Ferron, Sans titre
MARCELLE FERRON
Sans titre

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1973 lower left; signed and dated on the reverse

45 x 57 ins ( 114.3 x 144.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $40,000.00$30,000.00 - $40,000.00
Price Realized $49,560.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Bridge over Humber River
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Bridge over Humber River

oil on board
signed and dated 1916 lower right; signed, titled and dated on the reverse
9.25 x 11.25 ins ( 23.5 x 28.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $32,200.00
Sale date: November 23rd 2017

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Mount Rundle at Canmore
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Mount Rundle at Canmore

double-sided oil on board
signed lower right; titled on the reverse upon a composition of a landscape of grain elevators
10.5 x 13.5 ins ( 26.7 x 34.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00
Price Realized $28,320.00
Sale date: April 27th 2021

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 )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $27,600.00
Sale date: November 28th 2014

Artwork by Maud Lewis, Winter Sleighing Scene with a Covered Bridge
MAUD LEWIS
Winter Sleighing Scene with a Covered Bridge

mixed media on board
signed lower right
11.75 x 13.75 ins ( 29.8 x 34.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00
Price Realized $28,800.00
Sale date: October 25th 2022

Artwork by Gershon Iskowitz, Painting A
GERSHON ISKOWITZ
Painting A

oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1982 on the reverse
45 x 39 ins ( 114.3 x 99.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $20,700.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2016

Artwork by James Wilson Morrice, Trees Along a River
JAMES WILSON MORRICE
Trees Along a River

oil on canvas
the artist studio stamp on the reverse
6.5 x 9 ins ( 16.5 x 22.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $24,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

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 )

Auction Estimate: $50,000.00$30,000.00 - $50,000.00
Price Realized $27,600.00
Sale date: May 29th 2014

Artwork by William Kurelek, Brian Dedora in Isaacs Gallery Old Workshop
WILLIAM KURELEK
Brian Dedora in Isaacs Gallery Old Workshop

pen, ink and wash on card
signed with monogram and dated 1976 lower right; dated 1976 and inscribed “Brian in the Old Workshop” on the reverse of the support; titled and inscribed “pen and ink and wash” in the artist’s hand on a label affixed to the reverse of the framing
18.5 x 13.5 ins ( 47 x 34.3 cms ) ( subject )

Auction Estimate: $40,000.00$30,000.00 - $40,000.00
Price Realized $31,200.00
Sale date: June 15th 2022

Previous Auctions

Select from a list of previous auctions to view specific sale highlights.

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
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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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