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 William Scott, XIV/L
WILLIAM SCOTT
XIV/L

gouache
signed and dated 1974 upper right; numbered on the reverse; sold together with the lot is the signed and numbered corresponding copy of “William Scott: drawings”, edited by Lou Klepac, David Anderson, New York, 1975, in which the gouache was issued
8.27 x 10.24 ins ( 21 x 26 cms )

Sold for $24,000.00
Sale date: June 24th 2021

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 )

Sold for $977,500.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Conroy Marsh
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Conroy Marsh

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated “Sept. 1964” on the reverse
11.75 x 15 ins ( 29.8 x 38.1 cms )

Sold for $21,240.00
Sale date: September 24th 2020

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Autumn Woodland, Combermere
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Autumn Woodland, Combermere

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

Sold for $21,240.00
Sale date: November 19th 2019

Artwork by Maud Lewis, Cow in Springtime
MAUD LEWIS
Cow in Springtime

mixed media on board
signed lower right
11.5 x 11 ins ( 29.2 x 27.9 cms )

Sold for $26,550.00
Sale date: December 12th 2019

Artwork by William Kurelek, Haystacks and Ducks (Ukrainian Series)
WILLIAM KURELEK
Haystacks and Ducks (Ukrainian Series)

mixed media on board
signed with the artist’s monogram and dated 1977 lower right; inscribed “JK” on the reverse; titled on a label on the reverse
20 x 16.5 ins ( 50.8 x 41.9 cms )

Sold for $55,200.00
Sale date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, The Broken Window
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
The Broken Window

oil on masonite
signed and dated 1950 upper left; “Jack Bush Art Estate” and “Jack Bush Heritage Corporation” labels attached to the reverse
26 x 20 ins ( 66 x 50.8 cms )

Sold for $23,600.00
Sale date: November 20th 2018

Artwork by Harold Barling Town, Tyranny of the Corner (Hypothesis Set)
HAROLD BARLING TOWN
Tyranny of the Corner (Hypothesis Set)

oil and lucite on canvas
signed (twice), titled and dated 1962 (twice) on the reverse
81 x 74 ins ( 205.7 x 188 cms )

Sold for $20,700.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2016

Artwork by James Edward Hervey MacDonald, A Hill Path, High Park
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
A Hill Path, High Park

oil on board
signed and dated 1907 lower right
10 x 8 ins ( 25.4 x 20.3 cms )

Sold for $27,600.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2016

Artwork by William Kurelek, Yelling at Young Mosquitos in Rain Barrel
WILLIAM KURELEK
Yelling at Young Mosquitos in Rain Barrel

mixed media on board
signed with monogram and dated 1967 lower right; titled on the reverse of the framing
16.5 x 20.75 ins ( 41.9 x 52.7 cms )

Sold for $23,600.00
Sale date: November 20th 2018

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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