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 James Wilson Morrice, Boats in the Harbour
JAMES WILSON MORRICE
Boats in the Harbour

oil on panel
artist studio stamp and titled on a gallery label on the reverse
6 x 5 ins ( 15.2 x 12.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $40,000.00$30,000.00 - $40,000.00
Price Realized $26,500.00
Sale date: December 6th 2023

Artwork by Peleg Franklin Brownell, Les devoirs (Homework)
PELEG FRANKLIN BROWNELL
Les devoirs (Homework)

oil on canvas
signed upper left
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00
Price Realized $28,800.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by William Kurelek, Ukrainian Proverb
WILLIAM KURELEK
Ukrainian Proverb

mixed media on board
signed with initials lower right, inscribed “He who chases two rabbits at the same time catches neither” in Ukrainian and English; dated 1974 and titled (twice) on the reverse
10 x 4.5 ins ( 25.4 x 11.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00
Price Realized $41,400.00
Sale date: November 28th 2014

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Les Éboulements
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Les Éboulements

oil on panel
signed lower left; NJG inventory No. 2406 inscribed on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $60,000.00$40,000.00 - $60,000.00
Price Realized $84,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by William Blair Bruce, Picking Pears in Barbizon (The Pear Orchard), 1882
WILLIAM BLAIR BRUCE
Picking Pears in Barbizon (The Pear Orchard), 1882

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1882 lower left
29.5 x 59 ins ( 74.9 x 149.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Price Realized $264,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by David Brown Milne, Building the Porch III, 1922-23
DAVID BROWN MILNE
Building the Porch III, 1922-23

watercolour
signed, dated “Oct 22-Feb 23” and inscribed “AP 22” lower right; catalogue raisonné no. 204.112
14.5 x 21 ins ( 36.8 x 53.3 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00
Price Realized $31,200.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Near Combermere
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Near Combermere

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1961 on the reverse
10.5 x 13.5 ins ( 26.7 x 34.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $25,000.00$20,000.00 - $25,000.00
Price Realized $23,600.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Woodland, Oxtongue
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Woodland, Oxtongue

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled, dated 1974 and inscribed “Oxtongue” on the reverse
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $22,000.00$18,000.00 - $22,000.00
Price Realized $20,400.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Gatineau Hills
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Gatineau Hills

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse of the framing; inscribed “Kingston Collegiate” on the stretcher
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00
Price Realized $38,400.00
Sale date: June 15th 2022

Artwork by Maud Lewis, Sleighs and Covered Bridge
MAUD LEWIS
Sleighs and Covered Bridge

mixed media on board
signed lower right
12 x 14.25 ins ( 30.5 x 36.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$18,000.00 - $20,000.00
Price Realized $28,800.00
Sale date: October 25th 2022

Previous Auctions

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

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
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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
 
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
 

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