Historical Canadian Art Highlights

This page provides details on a selection of works of art sold in our Historical Canadian Art which concluded on May 31, 2022. Select an item for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by Lucius Richard O'Brien, Percé Rock, Gaspé, Quebec
LUCIUS RICHARD O'BRIEN
Percé Rock, Gaspé, Quebec

watercolour
signed and dated 1882 lower left
13.5 x 20.5 ins ( 34.3 x 52.1 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized $18,000.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by John Goodwin Lyman, Window on the Sea (III)
JOHN GOODWIN LYMAN
Window on the Sea (III)

oil on canvas board
signed upper right; titled on the gallery label on the reverse
14 x 18 ins ( 35.6 x 45.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Price Realized $13,200.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Anne Douglas Savage, House in the Hills / Hills & Trees
ANNE DOUGLAS SAVAGE
House in the Hills / Hills & Trees

oil on board
signed lower right; a landscape of hills and trees on the reverse
16 x 18 ins ( 40.6 x 45.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $12,000.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Anne Douglas Savage, Lower St. Lawrence, Métis
ANNE DOUGLAS SAVAGE
Lower St. Lawrence, Métis

oil on board
signed lower right; titled on the reverse
12 x 14 ins ( 30.5 x 35.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $10,800.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Robert Wakeham Pilot, Les Éboulements from L’lsle-aux-Coudres
ROBERT WAKEHAM PILOT
Les Éboulements from L’lsle-aux-Coudres

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, dated 1934 and titled on the reverse
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $9,600.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Arthur Lismer, Rocks and Pine
ARTHUR LISMER
Rocks and Pine

ink on paper
signed and dated 1931 lower left
10 x 14 ins ( 25.4 x 35.6 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized $9,600.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Portrait of a Boy
PEGI NICOL MACLEOD
Portrait of a Boy

oil on board
signed lower left
10 x 8 ins ( 25.4 x 20.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $7,800.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Incoming Tide, Gaspé, Quebec
MARC-AURÈLE DE FOY SUZOR-COTÉ
Incoming Tide, Gaspé, Quebec

oil on panel
signed lower right; titled and dated 1910 on the reverse and to the gallery label
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms ) ( support )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00
Price Realized $7,200.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Frederick Simpson Coburn, Through the Snowdrift
FREDERICK SIMPSON COBURN
Through the Snowdrift

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1930 lower left; titled on a label on the reverse
18 x 22 ins ( 45.7 x 55.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Price Realized $6,600.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Walter Joseph Phillips, Gerran’s Bay, Pender Harbour, BC
WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS
Gerran’s Bay, Pender Harbour, BC

colour woodcut
signed, titled, dated, and numbered 44/100 in the margin
8.5 x 12 ins ( 21.6 x 30.5 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized $6,120.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Nicholas de Grandmaison, Portrait of a Young Man
NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON
Portrait of a Young Man

pastel on paper
signed lower right
12.75 x 9.5 ins ( 32.4 x 24.1 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $4,800.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by John B. Wilkinson, Ice Cone at Montmorency Falls
JOHN B. WILKINSON
Ice Cone at Montmorency Falls

watercolour
signed lower left
8 x 11.25 ins ( 20.3 x 28.6 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized $4,320.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Peter Clapham Sheppard, Market Garden Activity, Humber River, Lambton, Ont
PETER CLAPHAM SHEPPARD
Market Garden Activity, Humber River, Lambton, Ont

oil on board
signed lower left; three small graphite sketches of a still life on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized $4,320.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by William Brymner, Summer Landscape
WILLIAM BRYMNER
Summer Landscape

oil on panel
signed lower left
9.5 x 13.25 ins ( 24.1 x 33.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized $3,480.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Frederick Horsman Varley, Forest (possibly near Ottawa)
FREDERICK HORSMAN VARLEY
Forest (possibly near Ottawa)

pencil drawing
signed lower right
9.5 x 12 ins ( 24.1 x 30.5 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,500.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized $3,480.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Previous Auctions

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

Canadian Group of Painters (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
Fall Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
Post-War & Contemporary Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
Historical Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
October Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
Little Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
La belle province (Art of Quebec) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 27, 2022
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 27, 2022
 
Inuit & First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 27, 2022
 
Canadians at Home & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Prints & Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
The Art of Barbara Mercer (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
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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