Historical Canadian Art

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Artwork by David Brown Milne, St. Michael’s Cathedral
Lot #345
DAVID BROWN MILNE
St. Michael’s Cathedral

drypoint etching
signed and numbered 29/53 in the lower left margin; titled, dated 1943 and inscribed “State VII” on the reverse of the frame
7.25 x 8 ins ( 18.4 x 20.3 cms ) ( plate )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by David Brown Milne, Main Street, Uxbridge
Lot #346
DAVID BROWN MILNE
Main Street, Uxbridge

drypoint etching
signed and numbered 39/40 in the lower left margin; titled, dated 1942 and inscribed “C/O Douglas Duncan, 3 Charles St., West, Toronto” and “State IV, later printing” on the reverse
6.5 x 8.5 ins ( 16.5 x 21.6 cms ) ( plate size )

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Artwork by Manly Edward MacDonald, Houses in the Ward in Winter
Lot #347
MANLY EDWARD MACDONALD
Houses in the Ward in Winter

oil on board
signed lower left; inscribed “XXRTBB” 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: $6,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

Artwork by Manly Edward MacDonald, Untitled Logging Scene
Lot #348
MANLY EDWARD MACDONALD
Untitled Logging Scene

oil on canvas
signed lower right
28 x 36.25 ins ( 71.1 x 92.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00
Price Realized: $6,600.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

Artwork by John Young Johnstone, Beaupré, Quebec
Lot #349
JOHN YOUNG JOHNSTONE
Beaupré, Quebec

oil on board
signed lower right
11.5 x 15.25 ins ( 29.2 x 38.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized: $3,600.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

Artwork by John William Beatty, Fisherman/Hunter in the Field
Lot #350
JOHN WILLIAM BEATTY
Fisherman/Hunter in the Field

oil on board
signed lower right; titled to a gallery label on the reverse; inscribed “591” on the reverse
8.25 x 11.25 ins ( 21 x 28.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized: $3,360.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

Artwork by Frank Milton Armington, Howard’s House, High Park, Toronto
Lot #351
FRANK MILTON ARMINGTON
Howard’s House, High Park, Toronto

watercolour on paper
signed and dated “May 30 1898” lower right; titled on the reverse
6.75 x 9.75 ins ( 17.1 x 24.8 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $600.00$400.00 - $600.00
Price Realized: $2,640.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

Artwork by John Wentworth Russell, Artist's Studio at College Street, Toronto
Lot #352
JOHN WENTWORTH RUSSELL
Artist's Studio at College Street, Toronto

oil on canvas board
titled and dated 1942 with an estate stamp on the reverse
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $2,500.00$1,500.00 - $2,500.00
Price Realized: $1,920.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

Artwork by Hortense Mattice Gordon, Roseneath Post Office
Lot #353
HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON
Roseneath Post Office

oil on canvas
signed lower right; titled on partial labels on the reverse
18 x 20 ins ( 45.7 x 50.8 cms )

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Artwork by Thomas Mower Martin, River Landscape
Lot #354
THOMAS MOWER MARTIN
River Landscape

watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1919 lower left
19.25 x 25.5 ins ( 48.9 x 64.8 cms )

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Artwork by Manly Edward MacDonald, Glenora Ferry
Lot #355
MANLY EDWARD MACDONALD
Glenora Ferry

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1969 lower right
20 x 26 ins ( 50.8 x 66 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized: $5,280.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

Artwork by Edmond LeMoine, Untitled (Farmstead)
Lot #356
EDMOND LEMOINE
Untitled (Farmstead)

oil on canvas
signed lower left
17.75 x 22.5 x 0.75 ins ( 45.1 x 57.2 x 1.9 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Peter Clapham Sheppard, Autumn Glory, Muskoka
Lot #357
PETER CLAPHAM SHEPPARD
Autumn Glory, Muskoka

double-sided oil on board
a signed landscape sketch is present on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized: $3,120.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

Artwork by Beatrice Hagarty Robertson, A Quiet Moment
Lot #358
BEATRICE HAGARTY ROBERTSON
A Quiet Moment

oil on canvas
17.25 x 21.5 ins ( 43.8 x 54.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00
Price Realized: $840.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

Artwork by Thomas Bamford, Sailing Vessel Off the B.C. Coast
Lot #359
THOMAS BAMFORD
Sailing Vessel Off the B.C. Coast

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1884 lower right; titled on an auction label on the reverse
14.25 x 21.75 ins ( 36.2 x 55.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $510.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2022

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