Auction Catalogue

Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
You are viewing artwork included in the Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, taking place on Thursday, December 3rd. Artwork sold through this auction is subject to the 20% Buyer's Premium (21% for purchases through the Auction Mobility online bidding technology) and applicable taxes. Further details regarding buying with Cowley Abbott can be found by referring to our Conditions of Sale and "How To Purchase" page.

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Summer Gone
Lot #46
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Summer Gone

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled and dated “Aug. 1976” on the reverse (also titled on the stretcher)
28.5 x 61.5 ins ( 72.4 x 156.2 cms ) ( overall, triangular )

Sold for $90,000.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by James Williamson Galloway Macdonald, Untitled (Two Creatures)
Lot #47
JAMES WILLIAMSON GALLOWAY MACDONALD
Untitled (Two Creatures)

watercolour
signed and dated 1947 lower right
7 x 10 ins ( 17.8 x 25.4 cms ) ( sheet )

Sold for $6,600.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by James Williamson Galloway Macdonald, Prehistoric World
Lot #48
JAMES WILLIAMSON GALLOWAY MACDONALD
Prehistoric World

watercolour
signed and dated 1945 lower right
7 x 10 ins ( 17.8 x 25.4 cms ) ( sheet )

Sold for $10,200.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by James Williamson Galloway Macdonald, New Fruit
Lot #49
JAMES WILLIAMSON GALLOWAY MACDONALD
New Fruit

watercolour
signed and dated 1946 lower right
7 x 10 ins ( 17.8 x 25.4 cms ) ( sheet )

Sold for $7,800.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Ungava Bay
Lot #50
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Ungava Bay

oil on panel
signed lower right; titled and inscribed “C.R. Jackson” & “sketch for canvas in Hart House” on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Sold for $48,000.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Doris Jean McCarthy, From Whistler Parking Lot
Lot #52
DORIS JEAN MCCARTHY
From Whistler Parking Lot

watercolour
signed lower right; partial, signed Rockies landscape, titled and dated “970604” (June 4, 1997) on the reverse
15 x 22.5 ins ( 38.1 x 57.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Sold for $3,360.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Harold Barling Town, First Infernal Submarine 3
Lot #53
HAROLD BARLING TOWN
First Infernal Submarine 3

single autographic print
signed and dated 1956 in the lower margin
19.75 x 16 ins ( 50.2 x 40.6 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Sans titre, 1970
Lot #54
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Sans titre, 1970

oil on board
11.75 x 6.75 ins ( 29.8 x 17.1 cms )

Sold for $52,800.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Rita Letendre, Manotik
Lot #55
RITA LETENDRE
Manotik

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1977 lower right; signed, titled and dated 1977 on the reverse; unframed
36 x 52 ins ( 91.4 x 132.1 cms )

Sold for $20,400.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Gathie Falk, Night Sky 6
Lot #56
GATHIE FALK
Night Sky 6

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1979 lower right; inscribed “June” on the stretcher
77.75 x 66 ins ( 197.5 x 167.6 cms )

Sold for $16,800.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Ethel Seath, Martello Tower, Montreal
Lot #57
ETHEL SEATH
Martello Tower, Montreal

oil on board
signed lower left; signed and titled on a label on the reverse
18 x 16 ins ( 45.7 x 40.6 cms )

Sold for $24,000.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by André Charles Biéler, Blueberry Picking
Lot #58
ANDRÉ CHARLES BIÉLER
Blueberry Picking

mixed media on panel
signed and dated 1947 lower right; titled and dated March 1947 on the artist’s label on the reverse
18 x 24 ins ( 45.7 x 61 cms )

Sold for $9,600.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Otto Donald Rogers, Wheat Field, Sun and Wind-Rotation of Spirit
Lot #59
OTTO DONALD ROGERS
Wheat Field, Sun and Wind-Rotation of Spirit

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1987 on the reverse; titled on gallery label on reverse
60 x 59.75 ins ( 152.4 x 151.8 cms )

Sold for $10,800.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Dorothy Elsie Knowles, Bright Weeds
Lot #60
DOROTHY ELSIE KNOWLES
Bright Weeds

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled, dated “June 86” and inscribed “AC-29-86” on the reverse
60 x 48 ins ( 152.4 x 121.9 cms )

Sold for $26,400.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by John Geoffrey Caruthers Little, Dimanche matin, rue de Bullion, Montreal
Lot #61
JOHN GEOFFREY CARUTHERS LITTLE
Dimanche matin, rue de Bullion, Montreal

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1970 on the reverse
8 x 10 ins ( 20.3 x 25.4 cms )

Sold for $7,800.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Live Catalogue Auction

Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM EST

This auction is not open to public attendance.


Virtual Viewings & Consultations 

Available by Appointment

To schedule a virtual consultation, please call

our offices (1-866-931-8415) or e-mail us

([email protected]).

Register to Bid

To participate in our auction by telephone or absentee bid, please register below. You may also download a bid form and email a completed copy to [email protected] Bidding registration must be submitted by 12:00 noon EST on Thursday, December 3rd.

Download Bid Form

Already have an account? Sign-In

Register to Bid Online

To bid online during our live auctions via Auction Mobility's software, please register below. Bidding registration must be submitted by 12:00 noon EST on Thursday, December 3rd.

Register to Bid Online

Please Note: All bidding through the Auction Mobility site and apps is subject to a 21% Buyer's Premium

Auction Catalogue

Our auction catalogues are available for order or for download in PDF format. Select a button below to get a copy of our catalogue.

Order a Catalogue Download a Catalogue

Please Note: Our catalogue files contain large images and download times will vary depending on your internet connection. If you have any issues, please contact [email protected]

Search by Lot #

Enter a lot number to go directly to item details

Artists in this Sale