Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art (Live Auction) Highlights

This page provides details on a selection of works of art sold in our Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art (Live Auction) which concluded on May 25, 2017. Select an item for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by Paul-Émile Borduas, Abstract Composition
PAUL-ÉMILE BORDUAS
Abstract Composition

watercolour
signed and dated 1951 lower right
10 x 8.5 ins ( 25.4 x 21.6 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $21,850.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Edwin Headley Holgate, The Three Forces
EDWIN HEADLEY HOLGATE
The Three Forces

oil on canvas laid down on board
signed with initials lower right
25.75 x 57.25 ins ( 65.4 x 145.4 cms ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $18,400.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Jacques Godefroy de Tonnancour, Sorbet aux douze oranges
JACQUES GODEFROY DE TONNANCOUR
Sorbet aux douze oranges

mixed media on board
signed, titled and dated 1969 on the reverse
47.75 x 47.75 ins ( 121.3 x 121.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $18,400.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Edward John Hughes, Sidney, B.C.
EDWARD JOHN HUGHES
Sidney, B.C.

graphite
signed lower right
14.75 x 19 ins ( 37.5 x 48.3 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized $18,400.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Rita Letendre, L’Enchenteur
RITA LETENDRE
L’Enchenteur

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1960 lower left; signed, titled and dated 1960 on the reverse
14 x 16 ins ( 35.6 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $18,000.00$15,000.00 - $18,000.00
Price Realized $17,250.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Sunset
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
Sunset

oil on board
signed with initials and dated 1910 lower left
5 x 7 ins ( 12.7 x 17.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00
Price Realized $17,250.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by David Alexander Colville, A Book of Hours, Labours of the Months
DAVID ALEXANDER COLVILLE
A Book of Hours, Labours of the Months


Published by Fischer Fine Art Limited, London, in association with Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
17 x 15 x 2.75 ins ( 43.2 x 38.1 x 7 cms ) ( overall portfolio dimensions )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $16,100.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by David Lloyd Blackwood, Loss of the Flora Nickerson
DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
Loss of the Flora Nickerson

colour etching and aquatint
signed, titled, dated 1993 and inscribed AP IX/X in the lower margin
31.75 x 19.75 ins ( 80.6 x 50.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $16,100.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Gulf of St. Lawrence
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Gulf of St. Lawrence

ink & watercolour, heightened with white
signed lower right, titled with notations in the margins; signed, titled and inscribed “Gulf of St. Lawrence (Beston); Illustration for The St. Lawrence, Rivers of America”, “A.Y. Jackson, Studio Bldg., Severn St., Toronto” and “To Farrar and Rinehart, 232 Madison Ave., New York” on the reverse
7.25 x 10.5 ins ( 18.4 x 26.7 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $14,950.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Randolph Stanley Hewton, Portrait of Thomas Archer, Esq.
RANDOLPH STANLEY HEWTON
Portrait of Thomas Archer, Esq.

oil on canvas
40 x 33 ins ( 101.6 x 83.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Price Realized $14,950.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Jean Albert McEwen, Untitled Abstract
JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN
Untitled Abstract

watercolour
signed and dated 1952 lower right
14 x 20.5 ins ( 35.6 x 52.1 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $12,650.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Yvonne McKague Housser, Harvest Time
YVONNE MCKAGUE HOUSSER
Harvest Time

oil on board
signed lower left; a farmstead landscape on the reverse
12.5 x 16.25 ins ( 31.8 x 41.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $11,500.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Christian Marcel Barbeau, Le rouge et le noir
CHRISTIAN MARCEL BARBEAU
Le rouge et le noir

oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1963 on a label on the stretcher
32 x 39.5 ins ( 81.3 x 100.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $18,000.00$14,000.00 - $18,000.00
Price Realized $11,500.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by William Kurelek, The Killing Instinct (Temptations in the Desert Series)
WILLIAM KURELEK
The Killing Instinct (Temptations in the Desert Series)

mixed media on board
signed with initials and dated 1975 lower right; signed, titled and dated 1975 on the reverse
20 x 16 ins ( 50.8 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $11,500.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by William Kurelek, Bad Companions (Temptation in the Desert Series)
WILLIAM KURELEK
Bad Companions (Temptation in the Desert Series)

mixed media on board
signed, titled and dated 1975 on the reverse
20 x 16 ins ( 50.8 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $11,500.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Previous Auctions

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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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