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 29, 2018. Select an item for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by William Kurelek, Hot Day in Kensington Market
WILLIAM KURELEK
Hot Day in Kensington Market

mixed media on board
signed with monogram and dated 1972 lower right; titled and inscribed “from ‘Toronto’ series” on the reverse of the framing
24 x 30 ins ( 61 x 76.2 cms )

Sold for $472,000.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Emily Carr, Logged Land
EMILY CARR
Logged Land

oil on paper laid on canvas
signed “M.E. Carr” lower right; signed and titled on a label on the reverse
23 x 34.75 ins ( 58.4 x 88.3 cms )

Sold for $377,600.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Bill Ronald Reid, Chief of the Undersea World
BILL RONALD REID
Chief of the Undersea World

22 karat gold sculpture
signed, dated 1983 and numbered 4/5; presented on a jade base (the weight of the gold is 145.1 grams)

4.5 x 2.25 x 1.25 ins ( 11.4 x 5.7 x 3.2 cms ) ( overall )

Sold for $129,800.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Barns at Grenville, Quebec
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Barns at Grenville, Quebec

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

Sold for $94,400.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by William Kurelek, Hauling Hay
WILLIAM KURELEK
Hauling Hay

mixed media on board
signed with monogram and dated 1967 lower right
10.5 x 20 ins ( 26.7 x 50.8 cms )

Sold for $94,400.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Jean Albert McEwen, Les fiançailles no. 5
JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN
Les fiançailles no. 5

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1976 lower right; signed, titled and dated on the reverse
72 x 72 ins ( 182.9 x 182.9 cms )

Sold for $88,500.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Ruisseau Jureux
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Ruisseau Jureux

oil on canvas
signed lower left; signed, titled and dated 1931 on the stretcher
21 x 26 ins ( 53.3 x 66 cms )

Sold for $88,500.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Marcelle Ferron, Sans titre
MARCELLE FERRON
Sans titre

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1973 lower left; signed and dated on the reverse

45 x 57 ins ( 114.3 x 144.8 cms )

Sold for $49,560.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Gordon Appelbe Smith, Abstraction
GORDON APPELBE SMITH
Abstraction

acrylic on canvas
signed lower right
27.25 x 34.5 ins ( 69.2 x 87.6 cms )

Sold for $42,480.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Daphne Odjig, Family Ties
DAPHNE ODJIG
Family Ties

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1981 lower left; titled on the stretcher
36 x 34 ins ( 91.4 x 86.4 cms )

Sold for $37,760.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Charles Fraser Comfort, Smokestacks, Copper Cliff
CHARLES FRASER COMFORT
Smokestacks, Copper Cliff

oil on board
signed lower left
10 x 12 ins ( 25.4 x 30.5 cms )

Sold for $33,040.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Maud Lewis, School House in Winter
MAUD LEWIS
School House in Winter

mixed media on board
signed lower right
12.25 x 13.75 ins ( 31.1 x 34.9 cms )

Sold for $25,960.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Dorothy Elsie Knowles, The River with Hills
DOROTHY ELSIE KNOWLES
The River with Hills

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled, dated May 8, 1986 and inscribed “AC-20-86” on the reverse
49.25 x 73.5 ins ( 125.1 x 186.7 cms )

Sold for $24,780.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, Ferme au dégel (Charlevoix)
CLARENCE ALPHONSE GAGNON
Ferme au dégel (Charlevoix)

oil on board
signed, titled, dated 1923 and certified by Lucile Rodier Gagnon (no. 265) on a label on the reverse
4.5 x 7 ins ( 11.4 x 17.8 cms )

Sold for $23,600.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Artwork by Sorel Etrog, Standing Family Group Study
SOREL ETROG
Standing Family Group Study

bronze sculpture
stamped signature and numbered 8/9
16.5 x 5.5 x 3.25 ins ( 41.9 x 14 x 8.3 cms ) ( overall )

Sold for $23,600.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Previous Auctions

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

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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