Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art Highlights

This page provides details on a selection of works of art sold in our Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art which concluded on May 31, 2016. Select an item for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

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 Lawren Stewart Harris, House, Toronto
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
House, Toronto

oil on panel
titled and inscribed “Lawren Harris” on the reverse; titled “Houses, Group No. XIV” and inscribed “Lawren Harris” by Doris Mills on a label; inscribed “property of Bess Harris 1942”; typed “Howard K. Harris Estate” on a label (titled “House Toronto”)
10.5 x 14 ins ( 26.7 x 35.6 cms )

Sold for $115,000.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Shacks
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Shacks

oil on panel
signed lower right
10 x 13 ins ( 25.4 x 33 cms )

Sold for $103,500.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Petite Californie, 1962
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Petite Californie, 1962

oil on canvas
signed lower right
23.75 x 23.75 ins ( 60.3 x 60.3 cms )

Sold for $70,000.00
Sale date: June 1st 2016

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Five Colour Prints (1965 Portfolio)
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Five Colour Prints (1965 Portfolio)

complete set of five colour serigraphs
“Red Sash- New York 1962”, “Red Stripes- New York 1962”, “Red Orange Green- 1963”, “Nice Pink- 1965”, “Stripes to the Right- 1965”; each signed, dated 1965 and numbered 57/100, housed in the original portfolio
26 x 20.5 ins ( 66 x 52.1 cms ) ( each )

Sold for $57,500.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Frank Hans Johnston, A Rocky Corner - Bryce’s Island, Lake of the Woods
FRANK HANS JOHNSTON
A Rocky Corner - Bryce’s Island, Lake of the Woods

oil on panel
signed with initials lower right; titled on the reverse
5.75 x 8 ins ( 14.6 x 20.3 cms )

Sold for $48,300.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by William Kurelek, Stop Thief!
WILLIAM KURELEK
Stop Thief!

mixed media on board
signed with monogram and dated 1974 lower right; titled on the reverse
7.25 x 8.75 ins ( 18.4 x 22.2 cms )

Sold for $34,500.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Robert Wakeham Pilot, Cottage with Cross, Newfoundland
ROBERT WAKEHAM PILOT
Cottage with Cross, Newfoundland

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1938 lower left
18 x 24 ins ( 45.7 x 61 cms )

Sold for $34,500.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Jackknife Bay
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Jackknife Bay

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated “September ‘82” on the reverse
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

Sold for $34,500.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

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 Ivan Kenneth Eyre, Cairn
IVAN KENNETH EYRE
Cairn

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed on the reverse
27 x 33 ins ( 68.6 x 83.8 cms )

Sold for $25,300.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by William Kurelek, Snow Showers and Horses Foraging
WILLIAM KURELEK
Snow Showers and Horses Foraging

gouache
signed with monogram and dated 1966 lower right
14 x 18.75 ins ( 35.6 x 47.6 cms )

Sold for $23,000.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Rita Letendre, Rencontre
RITA LETENDRE
Rencontre

oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1964 on the reverse
18 x 20 ins ( 45.7 x 50.8 cms )

Sold for $23,000.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Bertram Richard Brooker, Creation
BERTRAM RICHARD BROOKER
Creation

oil on board
titled and the estate stamp on the reverse
24 x 17 ins ( 61 x 43.2 cms )

Sold for $23,000.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Southern Alberta Town
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Southern Alberta Town

oil on board
signed and inscribed indistinctly lower left
10.5 x 13.5 ins ( 26.7 x 34.3 cms )

Sold for $23,000.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Previous Auctions

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Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
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Sale Closed: June 9, 2021
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Sale Closed: June 1, 2021
 
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Sale Closed: June 1, 2021
 
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Sale Closed: April 27, 2021
 
April Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 27, 2021
 
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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
 
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Sale Closed: February 2, 2021
 
Artwork from a Canadian Private Collection (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 15, 2020
 
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Sale Closed: December 15, 2020
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: December 3, 2020
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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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