Works on Paper, Books & Tapestries Highlights

This page provides details on a selection of works of art sold in our Works on Paper, Books & Tapestries which concluded on December 14, 2021. Select an item for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Fifteen Canadian Art Reference Books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Fifteen Canadian Art Reference Books

fifteen books
Full listing in cataloguing details
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $192.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Large Selection of Exhibition Pamphlets and Booklets
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Large Selection of Exhibition Pamphlets and Booklets

exhibition pamphlets and booklets
Including texts on:

-Emily Carr
-William Kurelek
-Henri Masson
-Horatio Walker
-The Group of Seven
-Tom Thomson
-Helen McNicoll

and others
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Auction Estimate: $150.00$50.00 - $150.00
Price Realized $186.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Selection of Ten Books on Art History and Canadian Art
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Selection of Ten Books on Art History and Canadian Art

ten books
- “Masters Gallery Ltd.: Celebrating Thirty Years 1976-2006” (Rod Green, Calgary, 2006);
- “The Restoration of Paintings” (Knut Nicolaus, Könemann, 1998);
- “Canadian Landscape: As Pictured by F.H. Brigden” (J.E. Middleton, The Ryerson Press, 1944);
- “The Collection, London, Ontario” (Tom Smart, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, 1990);
- “Towards a Lyrical Abstraction: The Art of L.A.C. Panton” (Christine Boyanski, The Art Gallery of Ontario, 1990);
- “Anne Savage” (Janet Braide, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1979);
- “Louis Icart: The Complete Etchings” (William R. Holland, Clifford P. Catania, Nathan D. Isen, Schiffer Publishing, 1998);
- “Expressions of Will: The Art of Prudence Heward” (Natalie Luckyj, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1986);
- “André Bourgault: Sculpteur” (Angéline Saint-Pierre, Aint-Jean-Port-Joli, 1996);
- “A.J. Casson: An Artist’s Life” (Christopher E. Jackson, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1999)
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Auction Estimate: $150.00$100.00 - $150.00
Price Realized $186.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Derrière le Miroir - 1976
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Derrière le Miroir - 1976

4 colour lithographs, book
text “Lumière Boréale” by Paul Auster, published for Riopelle exhibition at Galerie Maeght in March 1976; housed in original slipcover
15 x 33 ins ( 38.1 x 83.8 cms ) ( largest sheet )

Auction Estimate: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00
Price Realized $180.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Eleven Books on Post War Canadian Art
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Eleven Books on Post War Canadian Art

eleven books
- “Jock MacDonald: The Inner Landscape Retrospective Exhibition” (Joyce Zemans, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1981);
- “Jack Bush: A Retrospective” (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1976);
- “Riopelle Mémoires d’ateliers” [French text] (Yseult Riopelle and Gilles Daigneault, 2010);
- Paul-Emile Borduas: A Critical Biography” (François-Marc Gagnon, McGill-Queens University Press, 2013);
- “16 Quebec Painters in their Milieu” (McClelland and Stewart, 1978);
- “In Search of Form: Jack Shadbolt” - signed by the artist on the title page (Jack Shadbolt, McClelland and Stewart, 1968);
- “Greg Curnoe” (Pierre Théberge, National Gallery of Canada, 1982);
- “Paterson Ewen: Paintings 1971-1987 Phenomena” - signed by the author on the title page (Phillip Monk, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1987);
- “Gershon Iskowitz: Painter of Light” (Adele Freedman, Merritt Publishing, 1982);
- “Marcelle Ferron: Monograph” (Edition Simon Blais, 2008);
- “Jack Bush” (Ed. Karen Wilkin, McClelland and Stewart, 1984)
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Auction Estimate: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00
Price Realized $168.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Large Selection of Art News Periodicals, starting at 1944 and ending 2000
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Large Selection of Art News Periodicals, starting at 1944 and ending 2000

bound and unbound volumes
Full Details in Cataloguing Notes below
This lot is sold “as is” and not subject to return.

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Auction Estimate: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00
Price Realized $168.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Nine Contemporary Art Reference Books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Nine Contemporary Art Reference Books

nine books
Full listing in cataloging details
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Auction Estimate: $200.00$100.00 - $200.00
Price Realized $162.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Canadian Art Reference Books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Canadian Art Reference Books

5 books
- “Canadian Art: The Vital Decades” (Paul Duval, Samposn Matthews Limited, Toronto, 1970);
- “The Group of Seven” (Peter Millen, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1970);
- “The Group of Seven Art for a Nation” (Charles C. Hill, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1995);
- “Northern Lights, Masterpieces of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven” (Joan Murray, Key Porter Books, Toronto, 1994)’
- “Tranquility and Turbulence: The Life and Work of Walter J. Phillips” (Roger H. Boulet, M.B. Loates Publishing, Ontario, 1981)
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $156.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by Isabel McLaughlin, Into the Now
ISABEL MCLAUGHLIN
Into the Now

linocut
signed and numbered 11/100 in the lower margin; a certificate of authenticity from The Robert McLaughlin Gallery accompanies this work noting that the plate for this work was completed in 1930 and then printed in 1998
5 x 7 ins ( 12.7 x 17.8 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $150.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by Alexander Samuel Millar, Abstractions (2); Lakeside Tree; Thistles; Mountain; Bird Study; Ideal Woman; Figure in White
ALEXANDER SAMUEL MILLAR
Abstractions (2); Lakeside Tree; Thistles; Mountain; Bird Study; Ideal Woman; Figure in White

six works on paper; two oils on masonite
- “Abstraction” (mixed media on paper - 18 x 24 ins.);
- “Abstraction” (mixed media on paper - 18 x 24 ins.);
- “Lakeside Tree” (mixed media on paper, signed lower right - 24 x 36 ins.);
- “Thistles” (ink on paper, signed lower right - 18 x 24 ins.);
- “Mountain” (pen and ink on paper, signed lower right - 18 x 24 ins.);
- “Bird Study” (pencil on paper, signed lower right - 19.25 x 25.25 ins.);
- “Ideal Woman” (oil on masonite, titled on the reverse - 48 x 24 ins.);
- “Figure in White” (oil on masonite, 48 x 24 ins.)
each unframed

48 x 24 ins ( 121.9 x 61 cms ) ( largest )

Auction Estimate: $200.00$100.00 - $200.00
Price Realized $144.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Fourteen Canadian Art Reference Books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Fourteen Canadian Art Reference Books

fourteen books
Full listing in cataloguing details
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $144.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Six Books on the Art of Eastern Canada
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Six Books on the Art of Eastern Canada

six books
- “The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis” (Lance Woolaver, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1996);
- “Colville” (David Burnett, McClelland and Stewart, 1983);
- “Christopher Pratt: All My Own Work” (Josée Drouin- Brisbois, National Gallery of Canada, 2005);
- “The Inner Ocean: Paintings and Drawings by Ron Bolt” (Ed. David Bolt, Merrit Publishing, 1979);
- “Wake of the Great Sealers: Prints and Drawing by David Blackwood” (Farley Mowat, McClelland and Stewart, 1973);
- “Impressions and Sketches of a Field Artist: Wild Flowers of Canada” (Molly Lamb Bobak, Pagurian Press Limited, 1978)
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $132.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Seven Books on A.Y. Jackson, A.J. Casson and Tom Thomson
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Seven Books on A.Y. Jackson, A.J. Casson and Tom Thomson

seven books
- “A.Y.’s Canada” (Naomi Jackson Groves, Clarke Irwin and Company Limited, 1968);
- “A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter” (Wayne Larsen, Dundurn Press, 2009);
- “A.Y. Jackson: The Arctic, 1927”- housed in original slipcase (Introduction by Naomi Jackson Groves, Penumbra Press, 1982);
- “A.J. Casson: My Favourite Watercolours, 1919 to 1957” (Forward by Paul Duval, Cerebrus, Prentice Hall, 1982);
- “A.J. Casson” (Paul Duval, Ryerson Press, 1951);
- “Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm”- signed and dated 1977 by the authors on inside frontspiece (Harold Town and David P. Silcox, McClelland and Stewart, 1977);
- “The Art of Tom Thomson” (Joan Murray, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971)
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Auction Estimate: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00
Price Realized $132.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Seventeen Canadian Art Reference books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Seventeen Canadian Art Reference books

seventeen books
Full listing in cataloguing details
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $132.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Nine Books on Printmaking and Photography
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Nine Books on Printmaking and Photography

nine books
- “Note Books: Thoreau MacDonald” (Thoreau MacDonald, Penumbra Press, 1980);
- “Reflections in a Quiet Pool: The Prints of David Milne” (Rosmarie L. Tovell, National Galery of Canada, 19800;
- “With Minimal Means: John Hartman Prints 1985-1995” (Kim Ness, McMaster Museum of Art, 1995);
- “Machine Age Modernism: Prints from the Daniel Cowin Collection” (Jay A. Clarke and Johnathan Black, Yale University Press, 2015);
- “Thoreau MacDonald: A Catalogue of Design and Illustration” (Margaret E. Edison, University of Toronto Press, 1973);
- “A New Class of Art: The Artist’s Print in Canadian Art, 1877-1920” (Rosemarie L. Tovell, National Gallery of Canada, 1996);
- “Printmaking in Canada: The Earliest Views and Portraits” (Mary Allodi, Royal Ontario, Museum, 1980);
- “The World of William Notman: The Nineteenth Century Through a Master Lens” (Roger Hall, Gordon Dodds, Stanley Triggs, McClelland and Stewart, 1993);
- “The Tranquility and The Turbulence: The Life and Work of Walter Phillips” (Roger Boulet, M.B. Loates, 1981)
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Auction Estimate: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00
Price Realized $120.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Previous Auctions

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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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