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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 Frederick Grant Banting, Island, French River, Ontario
Lot #15
FREDERICK GRANT BANTING
Island, French River, Ontario

oil on board
signed lower right; titled to gallery label on the reverse; certified and dated “24-4-76” by Lady Henrietta E. Banting on a stamp on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Sold for $31,200.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by John William Beatty, Algonquin Park (circa 1914)
Lot #2
JOHN WILLIAM BEATTY
Algonquin Park (circa 1914)

oil on board
signed lower left
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Sold for $11,400.00
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 David Bierk, To Della Francesco, detail from the frescoes of San Francisco di Arezzo
Lot #71
DAVID BIERK
To Della Francesco, detail from the frescoes of San Francisco di Arezzo

oil on board
initialed lower right; signed and dated “February 2, 1990” on the reverse
23.75 x 23.75 ins ( 60.3 x 60.3 cms )

Sold for $2,400.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Molly Lamb Bobak, Evening in Venice
Lot #38
MOLLY LAMB BOBAK
Evening in Venice

oil on board
signed lower right; titled indistinctly ”Evening” and to two gallery labels “Venice” on the reverse
40.25 x 60.25 ins ( 102.2 x 153 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Bertram Richard Brooker, Still Life with Apples and Glass
Lot #18
BERTRAM RICHARD BROOKER
Still Life with Apples and Glass

oil on board
signed lower right
11.5 x 15 ins ( 29.2 x 38.1 cms )

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

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 Jack Hamilton Bush, Column on Browns
Lot #24
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Column on Browns

oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1965 on the reverse
80 x 64 ins ( 203.2 x 162.6 cms )

Sold for $870,000.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Emily Carr, Forest Glade (Dark Glade)
Lot #30
EMILY CARR
Forest Glade (Dark Glade)

oil on paper on board
stamped (twice) along the lower edge; inscribed “Dark Glade” on the reverse of the board; titled “Forest Glade” on the Dominion Gallery label on the reverse (Dominion Gallery Inventory #B176)
28.75 x 23.75 ins ( 73 x 60.3 cms )

Sold for $216,000.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Emily Carr, Klee Wyck Pot
Lot #31
EMILY CARR
Klee Wyck Pot

painted ceramic
incised “Klee Wyck” and inscribed “Jasper Park Lodge” on underside
2.75 x 4.25 x 2.75 ins ( 7 x 10.8 x 7 cms ) ( overall )

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

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Woodland, Oxtongue
Lot #63
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Woodland, Oxtongue

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled, dated 1974 and inscribed “Oxtongue” on the reverse
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

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

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Autumn Near Bancroft
Lot #14
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Autumn Near Bancroft

oil on board
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Frederick Simpson Coburn, The Logging Trail
Lot #77
FREDERICK SIMPSON COBURN
The Logging Trail

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1928 lower left
15.75 x 22.75 ins ( 40 x 57.8 cms )

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

Artwork by Alan Caswell Collier, Tangled Woods
Lot #65
ALAN CASWELL COLLIER
Tangled Woods

oil on canvas on board
signed lower right; titled and dated 1966 to a label on the reverse; also titled on the artist’s label on the reverse
8 x 24 ins ( 20.3 x 61 cms )

Sold for $3,840.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

Artwork by Charles Fraser Comfort, Yarmouth Light
Lot #1
CHARLES FRASER COMFORT
Yarmouth Light

oil on board
signed and inscribed “To Ruth and Fritz Martin, Sept. 18 1931” on the reverse
10 x 12 ins ( 25.4 x 30.5 cms )

Sold for $5,040.00
Sale date: December 3rd 2020

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