Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art Highlights

This page provides details on a selection of works of art sold in our Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art which concluded on May 28, 2015. Select an item for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by James Williamson Galloway Macdonald, Untitled (Automatic)
JAMES WILLIAMSON GALLOWAY MACDONALD
Untitled (Automatic)

watercolour
signed and dated 1950 lower left
13.5 x 15.5 ins ( 34.3 x 39.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $6,325.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Joe Fafard, Polar Bear
JOE FAFARD
Polar Bear

painted bronze
signed, dated 2002 and numbered 10/20
5.5 x 11.5 x 2.5 ins ( 14 x 29.2 x 6.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $6,325.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by William Raphael, The News Vendor
WILLIAM RAPHAEL
The News Vendor

oil on canvas, laid down on board
signed and dated 1875 lower left; an area of paint loss located along the lower left edge
14 x 8 ins ( 35.6 x 20.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized $5,175.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by John Kasyn, Back of Dennison Ave.
JOHN KASYN
Back of Dennison Ave.

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1979 on the reverse
15 x 11 ins ( 38.1 x 27.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,500.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized $5,060.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Henrietta Mabel May, Sunlit Path in Summer
HENRIETTA MABEL MAY
Sunlit Path in Summer

oil on board
signed lower left
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00
Price Realized $4,600.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Alex Simeon Janvier, Slow Snow (Spring Series)
ALEX SIMEON JANVIER
Slow Snow (Spring Series)

gouache
signed lower right
29.75 x 22.5 ins ( 75.6 x 57.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized $4,140.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Doris Jean McCarthy, Evening at Pangnirtung (1989)
DORIS JEAN MCCARTHY
Evening at Pangnirtung (1989)

watercolour
signed lower right; signed, titled and inscribed “890805” & “DM6464” on the reverse
22 x 30 ins ( 55.9 x 76.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized $3,450.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Jean Paul Lemieux, Sans titre (Au revoir)
JEAN PAUL LEMIEUX
Sans titre (Au revoir)

lithograph
signed and numbered 162/200 in the margin
9.75 x 8 ins ( 24.8 x 20.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized $3,450.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Christopher Pratt, Night on the River
CHRISTOPHER PRATT
Night on the River

colour serigraph
signed, titled, dated “Dec. ‘87” and numbered 14/55 in the lower margin
14 x 22.5 ins ( 35.6 x 57.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized $3,220.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Doris Jean McCarthy, Inuit House Against the Sunlit Distance
DORIS JEAN MCCARTHY
Inuit House Against the Sunlit Distance

watercolour
signed lower right
22 x 30 ins ( 55.9 x 76.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized $3,220.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by David Lloyd Blackwood, The Departure
DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
The Departure

etching and aquatint, printed in colours
signed, titled, dated 1965 and inscribed “Artist’s Proof” in the lower margin
7 x 19.75 ins ( 17.8 x 50.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
Price Realized $3,105.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Illingworth Holey Kerr, Ontario Autumn (Near Bancroft, Ont.), 1973
ILLINGWORTH HOLEY KERR
Ontario Autumn (Near Bancroft, Ont.), 1973

oil on canvas board
signed with monogram lower left
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
Price Realized $2,990.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Alex Cameron, Blue Line over Yellow
ALEX CAMERON
Blue Line over Yellow

oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1997 on the reverse
45 x 58 ins ( 114.3 x 147.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00
Price Realized $2,875.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Harold Barling Town, Muscle Lady
HAROLD BARLING TOWN
Muscle Lady

oil on canvas
signed and dated May 9,1984 upper left; signed, titled, dated and inscribed “Painted Studio Bldg” on the reverse; unframed
28 x 20 ins ( 71.1 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized $2,760.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Artwork by Armand Tatossian, Autumn Landscape
ARMAND TATOSSIAN
Autumn Landscape

oil on canvas
signed lower right
24 x 30 ins ( 61 x 76.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00
Price Realized $2,760.00
Sale date: May 28th 2015

Previous Auctions

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

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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