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 Yvonne McKague Housser, My Garden
YVONNE MCKAGUE HOUSSER
My Garden

oil on board
signed lower left; signed and titled on the reverse
30 x 36 ins ( 76.2 x 91.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized $3,360.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by William Goodridge Roberts, Self Portrait
WILLIAM GOODRIDGE ROBERTS
Self Portrait

oil on canvas
signed lower left
22 x 19 ins ( 55.9 x 48.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized $3,240.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by George Thomson, Spring in the La Cloche Mountains
GEORGE THOMSON
Spring in the La Cloche Mountains

oil on canvas
signed lower left; signed, titled and dated “44/7” on the reverse
28.25 x 36 ins ( 71.8 x 91.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00
Price Realized $3,120.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Alfred Laliberté, Le creuseur d’auge
ALFRED LALIBERTÉ
Le creuseur d’auge

bronze
incised with the artist’s signature, title and “Roman Bronze Works, New York”; mounted on a marble base
12 x 11.5 x 6.25 ins ( 30.5 x 29.2 x 15.9 cms ) ( overall, excluding base )

Auction Estimate: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00
Price Realized $3,120.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Walter Joseph Phillips, West Road, Mountain Road
WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS
West Road, Mountain Road

colour woodcut
signed, titled, numbered 12/100 and inscribed ‘to John’ in the lower margin; titled and dated 1942 on a gallery label on the reverse
8.7 x 13 ins ( 22.1 x 33 cms ) ( plate size )

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

Artwork by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Westminster Bridge, London
FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH
Westminster Bridge, London

watercolour
signed and dated 1920 lower right
12.75 x 17.75 ins ( 32.4 x 45.1 cms ) ( sight )

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

Artwork by Frederick Henry Brigden, The Little East Penn, Muskoka
FREDERICK HENRY BRIGDEN
The Little East Penn, Muskoka

oil on canvas board
signed lower right; titled on the reverse
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,200.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized $2,400.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Peter Clapham Sheppard, Waterfall
PETER CLAPHAM SHEPPARD
Waterfall

oil on board
signed lower left
10.5 x 8.25 ins ( 26.7 x 21 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized $2,400.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Walter Joseph Phillips, Rundle, Winter
WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS
Rundle, Winter

colour woodcut
signed and titled in the lower margin; titled, dated 1949 and numbered 200/300 on a gallery label on the backing on the reverse
5 x 6.75 ins ( 12.7 x 17.1 cms ) ( plate size )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
Price Realized $2,400.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Marjorie (Jori) Smith, Still Life with Cat
MARJORIE (JORI) SMITH
Still Life with Cat

oil on canvas
signed lower left; titled and dated 1951 to a gallery label on the reverse
28 x 34 ins ( 71.1 x 86.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $2,400.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Manly Edward MacDonald, Noon-Day
MANLY EDWARD MACDONALD
Noon-Day

oil on canvas board
signed lower right; signed and titled on a label on the reverse
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $2,200.00$1,800.00 - $2,200.00
Price Realized $2,280.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Manly Edward MacDonald, A Country Scene
MANLY EDWARD MACDONALD
A Country Scene

oil on board
signed lower right
10.5 x 13.75 ins ( 26.7 x 34.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized $2,280.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Robert Harris, The Skipper’s Daughter
ROBERT HARRIS
The Skipper’s Daughter

oil on canvas on board
signed lower left; inscribed “1st sketch for The Skipper’s Daughter” on the reverse
5.75 x 8.5 ins ( 14.6 x 21.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
Price Realized $2,160.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Harbour Under Fog
FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH
Harbour Under Fog

oil on board
signed lower left; four unfinished harbour sketches present on the reverse
5.75 x 8.75 ins ( 14.6 x 22.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized $1,920.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Artwork by Bertram Richard Brooker, Oaks on Assiniboine
BERTRAM RICHARD BROOKER
Oaks on Assiniboine

ink on paper
signed with initials lower right; titled and dated “August 14, 1929” in pencil in the lower margin beneath the mat; titled, dated and artist’s estate stamp on the reverse; titled and dated to a label on the reverse
8 x 8 ins ( 20.3 x 20.3 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized $1,920.00
Sale date: May 31st 2022

Previous Auctions

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

April Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
Select Canadian Prints (Online Auctions)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
Inuit & First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 21, 2023
 
Peaks to Prairies: Art of Western Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 21, 2023
 
Celebrating Women Artists (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 21, 2023
 
Works on Paper & Prints (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 28, 2023
 
Three Dimensions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 28, 2023
 
Canada & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 28, 2023
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Canadian Winter (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Books & Reference (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
From the Estate of William Ronald (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Holiday Charm (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 13, 2022
 
Coast to Coast (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 13, 2022
 
An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)
Sale Closed: December 1, 2022
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Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)
Sale Closed: December 1, 2022
( Download PDF )
 
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
( Download PDF )
 
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
 
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
 
Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 23, 2020
 
Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 2, 2020
 
Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 14, 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
 

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