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Artwork by  Canadian School, The Pressman
Lot #255
CANADIAN SCHOOL
The Pressman

ink on paper
dated “Dec 20/56” in the lower margin; unframed
11.5 x 12.5 ins ( 29.2 x 31.8 cms ) ( sheet )

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Artwork by  Canadian School, Provincial Landmarks
Lot #256
CANADIAN SCHOOL
Provincial Landmarks

ten ink drawings on card
- Maligne Lake, Jasper Park, Alberta;
- St. Louis Gate, Quebec;
- Sea Treasure’- Newfoundland;
- Fort Henry, Kingston, Ontario;
- Totem Poles (BC);
- Prairie Landcape (SK);
- Hartland Covered Bridge (NB);
- General Assembly (PEI);
- Town Clock, Halifax (NS);
- Hotel Fort Garry (MB);
each unframed
6.25 x 5.75 ins ( 15.9 x 14.6 cms ) ( each sheet )

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Artwork by  Canadian School, Sampson-Matthews Ltd. 1961 Calendar Sample
Lot #257
CANADIAN SCHOOL
Sampson-Matthews Ltd. 1961 Calendar Sample

desktop calendar with six colour silkscreens
illustrated by A.J. Casson with six floral silkscreens; unframed
9.25 x 9 ins ( 23.5 x 22.9 cms )

Price Realized: $240.00

Artwork by Thoreau MacDonald, A Calendar of Canadian Verse 1928
Lot #258
THOREAU MACDONALD
A Calendar of Canadian Verse 1928

flip calendar and colour silkscreen on board
calendar intact and affixed with two staples (Irwin and Gordon Toronto, 1928);
sold with three unframed printed Christmas cards by the artist
12 x 6 ins ( 30.5 x 15.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Price Realized: $660.00

Artwork by Thoreau MacDonald, New Growth
Lot #259
THOREAU MACDONALD
New Growth

lithograph with christmas cards and prints
illustration for “New Growth Series- The Relations of Men and Women”

sold together with:
-5 Christmas cards with images by the artist (each 5 ins x 6.25 ins); each unframed;
-14 reproduction prints of the artist’s sketches (each 5.25 ins x 8 ins); each unframed
6.5 x 4.75 ins ( 16.5 x 12.1 cms ) ( sight )

Price Realized: $660.00

Artwork by Albert Jacques Franck, Albert Franck: Keeper of the Lanes
Lot #260
ALBERT JACQUES FRANCK
Albert Franck: Keeper of the Lanes

book with portfolio of eight colour prints
-”Albert Franck: Keeper of the Lanes”- (Harold Town, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1974);
-”Albert Franck: His Life, Times and Work by Harold Town”- portfolio of 8 unframed lithograph prints
12.25 x 9.25 ins ( 31.1 x 23.5 cms ) ( each sheet )

Price Realized: $150.00

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Selection of McMichael Catalogues and Prints
Lot #261
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Selection of McMichael Catalogues and Prints

three books and seven prints
- “The McMichael Conservation Collection”- First Edition (1967), signed by A.Y. Jackson
- “The McMichael Conservation Collection”- Second Edition (1970)
- “The Group of Seven: Canadian Landscape Painters, at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.” (1977)

-Group of Seven & Tom Thomson Prints: (7 total):
Frank Carmichael (”Scarlet Hilltop”), Lawren Harris (”Algoma Woodland”),
A.Y. Jackson (”First Snow, Algoma”), Arthur Lismer (”Evening Silhouette”),
J.E.H. MacDonald (”Young Maples, Algoma”), Tom Thomson (”Woodland Waterfall”),
F.H. Varley (”Mountain Portgage”);
each 9.75 ins x 12 ins; each unframed
9.75 x 12 ins ( 24.8 x 30.5 cms ) ( each sheet )

Price Realized: $300.00

Artwork by Charles William Jefferys, Imperial Oil Limited “A History of Canada Portfolios” Portfolio #1: Discoverers and Explorers in Canada (1497-1763)
Lot #262
CHARLES WILLIAM JEFFERYS
Imperial Oil Limited “A History of Canada Portfolios” Portfolio #1: Discoverers and Explorers in Canada (1497-1763)

eight prints within a portfolio
Portfolio #1: Discoverers and Explorers in Canada (1497-1763); eight prints enclosed in portfolio, text by Malcolm G. Parks, published by Imperial Oil Limited; each unframed
12.25 x 9 ins ( 31.1 x 22.9 cms ) ( each sheet )

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Artwork by Charles William Jefferys, Imperial Oil Limited “A History of Canada Portfolios” Portfolio #2: Discoverers and Explorers in Canada (1763-1911)
Lot #263
CHARLES WILLIAM JEFFERYS
Imperial Oil Limited “A History of Canada Portfolios” Portfolio #2: Discoverers and Explorers in Canada (1763-1911)

seven prints within portfolio
#2: Discoverers and Explorers in Canada (1763-1911); seven prints enclosed in portfolio, text by Malcolm G. Parks, published by Imperial Oil Limited; each unframed
12.25 x 9 ins ( 31.1 x 22.9 cms ) ( each sheet )

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Artwork by Charles William Jefferys, Imperial Oil Limited “A History of Canada Portfolios” Portfolio #3F: Les Rébellions de 1837 dans le Haut et le Bas-Canada
Lot #264
CHARLES WILLIAM JEFFERYS
Imperial Oil Limited “A History of Canada Portfolios” Portfolio #3F: Les Rébellions de 1837 dans le Haut et le Bas-Canada

nine prints within a portfolio
Portfolio #3F: Les Rébellions de 1837 dans le Haut et le Bas-Canada; nine prints enclosed in portfolio, text by Malcolm G. Parks, published by Imperial Oil Limited; each unframed
12.25 x 9 ins ( 31.1 x 22.9 cms ) ( each sheet )

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Artwork by Charles William Jefferys, Imperial Oil Limited “A History of Canada Portfolios” Portfolio #5: The Indians of Canada
Lot #265
CHARLES WILLIAM JEFFERYS
Imperial Oil Limited “A History of Canada Portfolios” Portfolio #5: The Indians of Canada

eight prints within a portfolio
Portfolio #5: The Indians of Canada; eight prints enclosed in portfolio, consultants for text include Diamond Jenness and H.B. Hawthorne, published by Imperial Oil Limited; each unframed
12.25 x 9 ins ( 31.1 x 22.9 cms )

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Artwork by  Books and Reference, Uncut Press Sheets and Book Page Proofs of Tom Thomson Artworks
Lot #266
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Uncut Press Sheets and Book Page Proofs of Tom Thomson Artworks

5 folded proof sheets and 5 lithograph prints
-Page Proofs for Tom Thomson Book (2 sets of 2 Quads);
Two sets of two quads with four images on each quad for a total of 16 images (10.25 ins x 16 ins);
-”Summer Shore Georgian Bay” (2)- (26.75 ins x 29 ins), unframed;
-”Woodland Waterfall” (3)- (25 ins x 38 ins), unframed;
25 x 38 ins ( 63.5 x 96.5 cms ) ( largest sheet )

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Artwork by  Various Artists, Fourteen Art Greeting Cards and Five reproduction prints
Lot #267
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Fourteen Art Greeting Cards and Five reproduction prints

nineteen works on paper
Alan C. Collier, Adrian Dingle, Clarence Gagnon, Donald MacKay Houstoun, A.Y. Jackson,
R. Lambert, Thoreau MacDonald, Isabel Mclaughlin, Tom Roberts and Tom Thomson;

Produced for various clients of Sampson Matthews including Buntin Reid Paper Co., Canadian Liquid Air Ltd., Fiberglass Canada Ltd., General Motors Canada, the McLaughlin Family, The McMichael Collection, Metropolitan Toronto Association for the Mentally Ill, Noranda Mines Limited.

Also Included: five reproductions of a painting by Isabel McLaughlin (from 1963)
9.25 x 8.5 ins ( 23.5 x 21.6 cms ) ( largest sheet )

Price Realized: $60.00

Artwork by  Various Artists, The Seagram Collection of Paintings of the Cities of Canada
Lot #268
VARIOUS ARTISTS
The Seagram Collection of Paintings of the Cities of Canada

portfolio of prints and booklets
-Portfolio with 25 individual prints (11 ins x 13.25 ins); unframed;

Sold together with:
-”Cities of Canada: Reproductions from the Seagram Collection of Paintings” (Bernard K. Sandwell, forward by Samuel Bronfman, President and Founder of Seagrams, The House of Seagram, 1953);
- “Cities of Canada” and “Le Città del Canada” (English and Italian booklets)
11 x 13.25 ins ( 27.9 x 33.7 cms )

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Artwork by  Books and Reference, Printed Promotional Booklets
Lot #269
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Printed Promotional Booklets

six booklets and a calendar
-1977 Canada Malting Co. Desk Calendar;
-“Six Paysages Forestiers”- Canadian Pulp and Paper Association
-“Fine Paper, Product of a Great Canadian Asset”, designed by A.J. Casson, Illustrated by Thoreau MacDonald;
-Kimberly Clark (Neenah Paper Division) Art Print Portfolio with 4 colour reproductions by Ron Karn;
-Catalogue of 76 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (Nov. 25, 1955 – Jan. 2, 1956, Toronto)
-Catalogue of Canadian Paintings, Drawings, Watercolours, Books and Prints of the 19th and 20th Centuries Sale (4th – 5th May, 1971)
8.5 x 11 ins ( 21.6 x 27.9 cms ) ( largest )

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Artwork by  20th Century, Fifteen Photographs of the Construction of Sampson Matthews Ltd.
Lot #270
20TH CENTURY
Fifteen Photographs of the Construction of Sampson Matthews Ltd.

fifteen gelatin silver prints
-six matte-finished photographs of the construction of the new silkscreen department addition and old building on Yonge Street, Toronto; each date stamped 1950;
-nine glossy-finished photographs taken in 1960 of the construction of the new Sampson Matthews building at 1165 Leslie Street in Don Mills;
each unframed and housed in protected aluminum shell case
8 x 10 ins ( 20.3 x 25.4 cms ) ( each sheet )

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Artwork by Joseph Ernest Sampson, Five Advertisements illustrated and designed by Joseph Ernest Sampson
Lot #271
JOSEPH ERNEST SAMPSON
Five Advertisements illustrated and designed by Joseph Ernest Sampson

five works
Four print promotions for Kenwood Overcoats and one black and white print of a Buckingham Cigarette advertisement - all illustrated and designed by J.E. Sampson; each unframed
10 x 6.25 ins ( 25.4 x 15.9 cms ) ( folded sheet )

Price Realized: $120.00

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