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 Lawren Stewart Harris, Interior of Newfoundland (Hills-Newfoundland) (1921)
Lot #31
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Interior of Newfoundland (Hills-Newfoundland) (1921)

oil on panel
signed lower right; signed, titled and inscribed “32” and “$450” on a label on the reverse
10.5 x 13.75 ins ( 26.7 x 34.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $70,000.00$50,000.00 - $70,000.00
Price Realized $72,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Rapids on the Oxtongue River
Lot #32
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Rapids on the Oxtongue River

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated “August 1979” on the reverse (also signed on the artist’s label on the reverse)
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Bark Lake, Near Barry’s Bay, Ontario, In the Ottawa Valley
Lot #33
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Bark Lake, Near Barry’s Bay, Ontario, In the Ottawa Valley

oil on canvas
signed lower right; titled on the reverse of the frame
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $40,000.00$30,000.00 - $40,000.00
Price Realized $52,800.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by David Brown Milne, Under the Porch
Lot #34
DAVID BROWN MILNE
Under the Porch

oil on canvas
signed and dated “Sept 13, 1927” upper right; titled and dated “Sept. 13, 1927” on the reverse; Milne catalogue raisonné no. 207.98
12 x 16.25 ins ( 30.5 x 41.3 cms ) ( support )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Mary Evelyn Wrinch, French Canadian Cottage
Lot #35
MARY EVELYN WRINCH
French Canadian Cottage

oil on board
signed and dated 1926 lower right; signed “M.W. Reid” on the reverse
10 x 12 ins ( 25.4 x 30.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $14,400.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Construction on E. 88th Street, NYC
Lot #36
PEGI NICOL MACLEOD
Construction on E. 88th Street, NYC

oil on canvas
signed on the stretcher
33.25 x 28 ins ( 84.5 x 71.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $18,000.00$15,000.00 - $18,000.00
Price Realized $15,600.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by John Goodwin Lyman, Hitch-Hikers (1939-40)
Lot #37
JOHN GOODWIN LYMAN
Hitch-Hikers (1939-40)

double-sided oil on board
signed lower right; an interior painted on the reverse which is signed, titled “Tu Changeras” and inscribed “par Michel Seymour”
26.5 x 20 ins ( 67.3 x 50.8 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Laura Adeline Lyall Muntz, A Little Girl
Lot #38
LAURA ADELINE LYALL MUNTZ
A Little Girl

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1905 lower right
45 x 30.25 ins ( 114.3 x 76.8 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by George Agnew Reid, Lullaby
Lot #39
GEORGE AGNEW REID
Lullaby

oil on canvas
signed, dated 1893 and inscribed “Replica” lower right
24 x 33.25 ins ( 61 x 84.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00
Price Realized $20,400.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Frederick Sproston Challener, A Singing Lesson
Lot #40
FREDERICK SPROSTON CHALLENER
A Singing Lesson

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1900 lower left; signed, titled and inscribed with the artist’s address on the reverse
20 x 18 ins ( 50.8 x 45.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $9,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Joe Fafard, Howard
Lot #41
JOE FAFARD
Howard

ceramic
signed, titled and dated 1980 on the underside; sold together with its base
32.75 x 16 x 16 ins ( 83.2 x 40.6 x 40.6 cms ) ( overall (including base) )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Frederick Arthur Verner, Cattle in the Mist
Lot #42
FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER
Cattle in the Mist

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1902 lower right
24 x 36 ins ( 61 x 91.4 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Marcelle Ferron, Sans titre
Lot #43
MARCELLE FERRON
Sans titre

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1960 lower left; signed (twice) and dated 1960 on the reverse
74.75 x 98.5 ins ( 189.9 x 250.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $750,000.00$550,000.00 - $750,000.00
Price Realized $1,260,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by René Marcil, Abstract #15
Lot #44
RENÉ MARCIL
Abstract #15

oil on canvas
signed upper left; signed and dated 1956 on the reverse; registered with Patrimoine Marcil (Estate of René Marcil) with the Inventory No. AP-15
40 x 50 ins ( 101.6 x 127 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Gordon Appelbe Smith, Seawall-Garrow Bay
Lot #45
GORDON APPELBE SMITH
Seawall-Garrow Bay

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1972 on the reverse
36 x 40 ins ( 91.4 x 101.6 cms )

Sale closed.

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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