Historical Canadian Art

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Artwork by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Westminster Bridge, London
Lot #161
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 )

Estimated: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Current bid: $2,500.00
Next bid is: $2,700.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Adolphus George Broomfield, USA Day Bombers (Holland)
Lot #162
ADOLPHUS GEORGE BROOMFIELD
USA Day Bombers (Holland)

oil on canvas board
signed upper right; titled, dated 1944 and inscribed indistinctly on the reverse
17.25 x 21.5 ins ( 43.8 x 54.6 cms )

Estimated: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00

Next bid is: $2,500.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Walter Joseph Phillips, Rundle, Winter
Lot #163
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 )

Estimated: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00

Current bid: $1,500.00
Next bid is: $1,600.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Walter Joseph Phillips, West Road, Mountain Road
Lot #164
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 )

Estimated: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Current bid: $2,500.00
Next bid is: $2,700.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Henry Reed (Harry) McDonic, Toronto Railway Yards, 1952
Lot #165
HENRY REED (HARRY) MCDONIC
Toronto Railway Yards, 1952

watercolour
signed lower right
14.75 x 21.75 ins ( 37.5 x 55.2 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $350.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Doris Jean McCarthy, Rock Puddle, Below the Pine, Baie Fine
Lot #166
DORIS JEAN MCCARTHY
Rock Puddle, Below the Pine, Baie Fine

oil on board
signed lower right; titled and dated “350810” (August 10th, 1935) on the reverse
11.5 x 13.5 ins ( 29.2 x 34.3 cms )

Estimated: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00

Next bid is: $5,000.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Manly Edward MacDonald, Autumn Stream
Lot #167
MANLY EDWARD MACDONALD
Autumn Stream

oil on canvas board
signed lower left
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Estimated: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00

Next bid is: $2,000.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Walter Joseph Phillips, Gerran’s Bay, Pender Harbour, BC
Lot #168
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 )

Estimated: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Current bid: $3,700.00
Next bid is: $3,900.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Peter Clapham Sheppard, Market Garden Activity, Humber River, Lambton, Ont
Lot #169
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 )

Estimated: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Current bid: $2,200.00
Next bid is: $2,400.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Thomas Keith Roberts, Campbellville Barn
Lot #170
THOMAS KEITH ROBERTS
Campbellville Barn

oil on board
signed lower left; titled on the reverse
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Estimated: $1,200.00$900.00 - $1,200.00

Current bid: $950.00
Next bid is: $1,000.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Western Landscape
Lot #172
FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH
Western Landscape

watercolour
signed lower right
6.5 x 10 ins ( 16.5 x 25.4 cms )

Estimated: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Next bid is: $550.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Manly Edward MacDonald, A Country Scene
Lot #173
MANLY EDWARD MACDONALD
A Country Scene

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

Estimated: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00

Next bid is: $1,500.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Thomas Albert Stone, Winter Road
Lot #174
THOMAS ALBERT STONE
Winter Road

oil on board
signed lower right
16 x 22 ins ( 40.6 x 55.9 cms )

Estimated: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Next bid is: $500.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Various Artists, Collection of Drawings by Members of The Toronto Art League and The Toronto Art League Catalogues
Lot #175
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Collection of Drawings by Members of The Toronto Art League and The Toronto Art League Catalogues

6 drawings; 2 catalogues
Full catalogue listing in details
29 x 19.75 ins ( 73.7 x 50.2 cms ) ( overall (mat) )

Estimated: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00

Current bid: $700.00
Next bid is: $750.00

Closes May 31st at 03:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Barker Fairley, Burdock Leaves
Lot #176
BARKER FAIRLEY
Burdock Leaves

oil on panel
signed lower left; signed, titled and inscribed “Property of Isobel Reid” and “re-signed in June 1981”
11.75 x 15.5 ins ( 29.8 x 39.4 cms )

Estimated: $3,000.00$2,500.00 - $3,000.00

Next bid is: $2,300.00

Closes May 31st at 03:15:00 PM EDT

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