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 John William Beatty, Forest Interior
Lot #52
JOHN WILLIAM BEATTY
Forest Interior

oil on board
signed lower right
10.25 x 13.75 ins ( 26 x 34.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Price Realized $6,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by John William Beatty, Sunlight and Shadow - Magnetawan River
Lot #1
JOHN WILLIAM BEATTY
Sunlight and Shadow - Magnetawan River

oil on board
signed lower left; titled on the artist’s label on the reverse
10.25 x 13.75 ins ( 26 x 34.9 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Franklin Carmichael, Bon Echo
Lot #5
FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL
Bon Echo

oil on panel
inscribed “OS 129” with the estate stamp on the reverse
10 x 12 ins ( 25.4 x 30.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $40,000.00$30,000.00 - $40,000.00
Price Realized $36,000.00
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 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

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Rock Pools-Cloche Hills
Lot #4
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Rock Pools-Cloche Hills

oil on board
signed lower right; signed and dated 1960 on a label on the reverse
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $22,000.00$18,000.00 - $22,000.00
Price Realized $21,600.00
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 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 Maurice Galbraith Cullen, Old Bridge, Lac Tremblant
Lot #49
MAURICE GALBRAITH CULLEN
Old Bridge, Lac Tremblant

oil on board
titled on the reverse; Maurice Cullen Studio stamp on the reverse (signed by William Watson, dated “April 1925” and inscribed with record no. MC64); Cullen Inventory No. 1227
11.75 x 16.25 ins ( 29.8 x 41.3 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Kim Dorland, Lost Mother #3 (2014)
Lot #13
KIM DORLAND
Lost Mother #3 (2014)


oil and acrylic spray paint over linen over board
signed and titled on the right edge on the reverse
60 x 48 ins ( 152.4 x 121.9 cms )

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

Artwork by Sorel Etrog, Embrace
Lot #55
SOREL ETROG
Embrace

bronze
11.25 x 2.5 x 2.25 ins ( 28.6 x 6.4 x 5.7 cms ) ( overall, including base )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $10,800.00
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 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 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 Marcelle Ferron, Sans titre
Lot #53
MARCELLE FERRON
Sans titre

oil on card
signed and dated 1947 lower right
6.25 x 9.5 ins ( 15.9 x 24.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized $3,840.00
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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