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, A Selection of Eleven Canadian Artist Books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Eleven Canadian Artist Books

eleven books
- “Reflected Lights: His Story in Words and Pictures” (Frank Panabaker, Ryerson Press, 1957);
- “Robert Harris 1849-1919 An Unconventional Biography” (Moncrieff Williamson, McClelland and Stewart, 1970) housed in original slipcase;
- “A Speaking Likeness” (Joseph Plaskett, Ronsdale Press, 1999);
- David Milne” (Ed. Ian Thom, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1991);
- Miller Brittain: When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears” (Tom Smart, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2007);
- “André Biéler: An Artist’s Life and Time” (Frances K. Smith, Firefly Books, 2006);
- “Owen Staples: Painter of Canada’s Past” (Rod Staples with Ian Galt, Hogarth Productions, 1994);
- “harold Town: Silent Stars, Sound Stars, Film Stars” (Harold Town, McClelland and Stewart, 1971);
- “Charles Pachter” - signed and dated “Nov/05” by the artist on title page (Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, McClelland and Stewart, 1992);
- “Barker Fairley: Portraits” (Ed. Gary Michael Dault, Methuen, 1981);
- “André Biéler: An Artist’s Life and Time” - signed by the artist and author and numbered 144 on inside cover, housed in original slip case. Please note “Mon voisin”- colour woodblock is not included with this book (Frances K. Smith, Merritt Publishing, 1980
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $120.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Twelve Canadian Art Reference Books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Twelve Canadian Art Reference Books

twelve books
- “Four Decades: The Canadian Group of Painters and their Contemporaries - 1930 - 1970” - housed in original slipcase (Paul Duval, Clarke Irwin, 1972);
- “Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century” (Joan Murray, Dundurn Press, 1999);
- “Art for Enlightenment: A History of Art in Toronto Schools” (Rebecca Sisler, Toronto Board of Education, 1993);
- “Toronto in Art: 150 Years Through Artist’s Eyes” (Edith G. Firth, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1983);
- “The Ontario Collection”- signed by the author on the title page (Fern Bayer, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1984);
- “Visions: Contemporary Art in Canada” (Eds. Robert Bringhurst, Geoffrey James, Russell Keziere and Doris Shadbolt, Douglas and McIntyre, 1983);
- “Jewish Painters of Montreal: Witnesses of Their Time 1930-1948” (Esther Trépanier, Led éditions de l’Homme, 2008);
- “The Ontario Community Colellects: A Survey of Canadian Painting from 1766 to the Present” (William C. Forsey, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1975);
- “A Consise History of Painting: Third Edition” (Dennis Reid, Oxford University Press, 2011);
- “Three hundred Years of Canadian Art” (R.H. Hubbard and J.R. Ostiguy, National Gallery of Canada, 1967);
- “Modern Painting in Canada: Major Movements in Twentieth Century Canadian Art” (Terry Fenton and Karen Wilken, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1978);
- “Contemporary Canadian Art” (David Burnett and Marilyn Schiff, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983);
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Auction Estimate: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00
Price Realized $120.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Eight Canadian Art History Books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Eight Canadian Art History Books

eight books
- “Canadian Painting in the Thirties” (Charles C. Hill, National Gallery of Canada, 1975);
- “A Terrible Beauty: The Art of Canada at War” (Heather Robertson, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 1977);
- “Canvas of War: Painting the Canadian Experience 1914-1945” (Dean F. Oliver and Laura Brandon, Canadian War Museum, 2000);
- “Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven” (Ed. Ian Thom, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2015);
- “Art Gallery of Ontario: The Canadian Collection” (McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited, 1970);
- “Sky Painter: The Story of Robert Newton Hurley” (Jean Swanson, Prairie Books, 1973);
- “Carl Schaefer” (margaret Gray, Margaret Rand and Lois Steen, Gage Publishing, 1977);
- “F.H. Varley: A Centennial Exhibition” (Christopher Varley, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1981)
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Auction Estimate: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00
Price Realized $120.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Eight Books on Frederick H. Varley and The Group of Seven
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Eight Books on Frederick H. Varley and The Group of Seven

eight books
- “The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson” (David P. Silcox, Firefly Books, 2003);
- “F.H. Varley: A Centennial Exhibition” (Christopher Varley, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1981);
- “The Group of Seven: In Western Canada” (Ed. Catherine Mastin, The Glenbow Museum, 2002);
- “The Canadian Earth: Landscape Paintings by the Group of Seven” (Roger Boulet, Cerebrus Prentice Hall, 1982);
- “Frederick H. Varley” (Peter Varley, Key Porter Books, 1983);
- “The Best of the Group of Seven” (Joan Murray, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 1984);
- “A Story og the Group of Seven: Canada’s Great Landscape Painters” (Harry Hunkin, Paul Harris Publishing, 1979);
“The Group of Seven” - housed in original slipcase (Peter Mellen, McClelland and Stewart, 1970)
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Auction Estimate: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00
Price Realized $120.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

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

eleven books
Full listing in cataloguing details
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $120.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Four Canadian Art Books and Print Porfolios
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Four Canadian Art Books and Print Porfolios

four books and portfolios
- “15 dessins de Léon Bellefleur” (numbered 159/300 - éditions Erta Montréal, Montréal, 1954);
- “Le Pain Quotidien” (Michel Beaulieu, illustrations by Jean McEwen, Esterel, Montreal, 1965);
- “A Portfolio of Canadian Paintings” (The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1950);
- “Cities of Canada: Reproductions from the Seagram Collection of Paintings” (The House of Seagram, Montreal, 1953)
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Auction Estimate: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00
Price Realized $120.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Seven Books on Impressionism and Women in Canadian Art
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Seven Books on Impressionism and Women in Canadian Art

seven books
- “Laura Muntz Lyall: Impressionism of Women and Childhood” (Joan Murray, McGill-Queens University Press, 2012);
- “Quiet Harmony: The Art of Mary Hiester Reid” (Brian Foss and Janice Anderson, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2000);
- “The Nude in Canadian Painting” (Jerrold Morris, New Press, 1972);
- “Sympathetic Realism: George A. Reid and the Academic Tradition” (Christine Boyanoski, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1986);
- “Emily Carr:” New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon” (National Gallery of Canada, 2006);
- “Canadian Impressionism” (Paul Duval, McClelland and Stewart, 1990);
- “A Collection of works by Florence Helena McGillivray”- signed and numbered 422 on inside sponsor page (W.C. Allen Friesen Press, 2016)
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Auction Estimate: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00
Price Realized $120.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Inuit Art Periodicals and Reference Books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Inuit Art Periodicals and Reference Books

periodicals and books
Full listing in cataloguing details
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Auction Estimate: $250.00$150.00 - $250.00
Price Realized $120.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven Books
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven Books

9 books
- “Tom Thomson The Silence and the Storm” (Harold Town & David Silcox, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1977); signedn by authors; housed in original case;
- “Bright Land, A Warm Look at Arthur Lismer” (Lois Darroch, Merritt Publishing, Toronto/Vancouver, 1981); housed in original case;
- “A Border of Beauty: Arthur Lismer’s Pen and Pencil” (Marjorie Lismer Bridges, Red Rock Publishing, Toronto, 1977);
- “September Gale: A Study of Arthur Lismer” (John A. B. McLeish, J.M. Dent & Sons, Toronto/Vancouver, 1955); signed by the artist
- “Frederick H. Varley” (Peter Varley, Key Porter Books, Toronto, 1983);
- “F.H. Varley Portraits into the Light” (Katerina Atanassova, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2007);
- “F.H. Varley” (Christopher Varley, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1981);
- “Edwin Holgate” (Rosalind Pepall & Brian Foss, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 2005);
- “Lionel Lemoine Fitzgerald The Development of an Artist” (The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, 1978-79)
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Auction Estimate: $350.00$250.00 - $350.00
Price Realized $108.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

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

twelve books
Full catalogue listing in details
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Auction Estimate: $200.00$100.00 - $200.00
Price Realized $108.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Artwork by Ernst Neumann, St. James Cathedral, Montreal
ERNST NEUMANN
St. James Cathedral, Montreal

etching
signed and titled in the lower margin
6.25 x 4.25 ins ( 15.9 x 10.8 cms ) ( plate size )

Auction Estimate: $200.00$100.00 - $200.00
Price Realized $96.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

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

nine books
Full catalogue listing in details
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $96.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

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

twenty books
Full listing in cataloguing details
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $96.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

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

eleven books
Full listing in cataloguing details
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Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized $84.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

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

nine books
Full catalogue listing in details
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Auction Estimate: $200.00$100.00 - $200.00
Price Realized $84.00
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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