Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)

The Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art features rare and important work by the country's celebrated historical, post-war and contemporary artists. The auction is part one of the Cowley Abbott Fall Live Auction event on December 1st.

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Artwork by Edwin Headley Holgate, Laurentian Village
Lot #16
EDWIN HEADLEY HOLGATE
Laurentian Village

oil on board
signed with initials lower left; signed and inscribed “Laurentian Back Street” on a label on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms ) ( board (overall) )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $36,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, The Camel’s Hump, Lake of Bays
Lot #17
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
The Camel’s Hump, Lake of Bays

oil on canvas
signed lower right; titled and inscribed “circa 1983” on a label on the stretcher
20 x 24 ins ( 50.8 x 61 cms )

Auction Estimate: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00
Price Realized $72,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by James Wilson Morrice, Study for “Neige, Canada”
Lot #18
JAMES WILSON MORRICE
Study for “Neige, Canada”

oil on board
signed lower left
9.25 x 13 ins ( 23.5 x 33 cms )

Auction Estimate: $70,000.00$50,000.00 - $70,000.00
Price Realized $408,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Harold Wellington McCrea, The Auction
Lot #19
HAROLD WELLINGTON MCCREA
The Auction

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1932 lower right
34.25 x 40.25 ins ( 87 x 102.2 cms ) ( support )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Maud Lewis, Winter Sleighing Scene with a Covered Bridge
Lot #20
MAUD LEWIS
Winter Sleighing Scene with a Covered Bridge

mixed media on board
signed lower right
11.25 x 12 ins ( 28.6 x 30.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $26,400.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Maud Lewis, Carriage Ride Through Town
Lot #21
MAUD LEWIS
Carriage Ride Through Town

oil on board
signed lower right
11.25 x 12 ins ( 28.6 x 30.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $38,400.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Maud Lewis, At the Train Station
Lot #22
MAUD LEWIS
At the Train Station

oil on board
signed lower right
11.5 x 13.5 ins ( 29.2 x 34.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $43,200.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Paysage avec maisons
Lot #23
MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN
Paysage avec maisons

oil on board
signed lower right
24 x 48 ins ( 61 x 121.9 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Rita Letendre, Terre feconde
Lot #24
RITA LETENDRE
Terre feconde

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1961 lower right; signed, titled and dated 1961 on the reverse
48 x 48 ins ( 121.9 x 121.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $175,000.00$125,000.00 - $175,000.00
Price Realized $264,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Jean Albert McEwen, Paysage inachevé #16
Lot #25
JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN
Paysage inachevé #16

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1989 upper left; signed (twice), titled and dated (twice) on the reverse
75 x 120.25 ins ( 190.5 x 305.4 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Marcelle Ferron, Titre indéterminé (Librairie tranquille)
Lot #26
MARCELLE FERRON
Titre indéterminé (Librairie tranquille)

oil on board
dated 1949 on the reverse
9.75 x 14.5 ins ( 24.8 x 36.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $31,200.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Gershon Iskowitz, Variation on Green #1
Lot #27
GERSHON ISKOWITZ
Variation on Green #1

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1975 on the reverse
47 x 40 ins ( 119.4 x 101.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $22,000.00$18,000.00 - $22,000.00
Price Realized $28,800.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Sorel Etrog, Venetian
Lot #28
SOREL ETROG
Venetian

bronze
signed and numbered 1/7 (stamped) on the base
23.25 x 24.25 x 7.75 ins ( 59.1 x 61.6 x 19.7 cms ) ( overall, including base )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Henrietta Mabel May, On the Way to Horseshoe Bay (Mountain Landscape)
Lot #29
HENRIETTA MABEL MAY
On the Way to Horseshoe Bay (Mountain Landscape)

double-sided oil on board
signed lower right
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00
Price Realized $7,200.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Rugged Country, Pointe-au-Baril
Lot #30
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Rugged Country, Pointe-au-Baril

oil on board
signed lower right; signed and dated 1967 on the artist’s label; titled and dated on the reverse
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00
Price Realized $28,800.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)

Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)
Lots 1-55
Thursday, December 1st at 4:00 pm EST
The Globe & Mail Centre, 17th Floor
351 King Street East, Toronto

An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)
Lots 101-157
Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 pm EST
The Globe & Mail Centre, 17th Floor
351 King Street East, Toronto
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