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, 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 James Edward Hervey MacDonald, High Park
Lot #2
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
High Park

oil on board
signed with initials and dated 1911 lower left; inscribed “J.E.H. MacDonald”, titled, dated and certified by Thoreau MacDonald on the reverse
7 x 5 ins ( 17.8 x 12.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00
Price Realized $18,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Sudbury Mine
Lot #3
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Sudbury Mine

oil on board laid on board
inscribed with the title, date “1948” and NJG Inventory No. 1857 on the reverse
10.5 x 13.5 ins ( 26.7 x 34.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $22,000.00$18,000.00 - $22,000.00
Price Realized $24,000.00
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 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 Mary Pratt, Rafted Ice-Sunrise
Lot #6
MARY PRATT
Rafted Ice-Sunrise

mixed media on paper
signed and dated 1992 lower right
40.5 x 60 ins ( 102.9 x 152.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $18,000.00$14,000.00 - $18,000.00
Price Realized $14,400.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay
Lot #7
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay

oil on board
signed, dated 1912 and inscribed “Georgian Bay” & “south point of Dr. McCallum’s island looking west” on the reverse; inscribed with the title, date “Oct. 1912” and certified by Thoreau MacDonald on the reverse
4.25 x 7 ins ( 10.8 x 17.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $55,200.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Fernand Leduc, Eclypse
Lot #8
FERNAND LEDUC
Eclypse

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1957 lower left; signed with initials and titled on the reverse; unframed
60 x 60 ins ( 152.4 x 152.4 cms ) ( approximate )

Auction Estimate: $70,000.00$50,000.00 - $70,000.00
Price Realized $52,800.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Gershon Iskowitz, Orange II
Lot #9
GERSHON ISKOWITZ
Orange II

oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1983 with a Gershon Iskowitz Foundation stamp (Inventory No. B182) on the reverse
38 x 70 ins ( 96.5 x 177.8 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by William Goodridge Roberts, Still Life in the Artist’s Studio
Lot #10
WILLIAM GOODRIDGE ROBERTS
Still Life in the Artist’s Studio

oil on board
signed lower right; inscribed “372” on the reverse
29 x 36.25 ins ( 73.7 x 92.1 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Charles Gagnon, Inquisition (Quelles sont les...)
Lot #11
CHARLES GAGNON
Inquisition (Quelles sont les...)

acrylic on canvas on panel with ruler
signed, titled and dated 1981 on the reverse
10.25 x 13.25 ins ( 26 x 33.7 cms ) ( overall )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Rita Letendre, Sirius
Lot #12
RITA LETENDRE
Sirius

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1963 lower right; signed, titled and dated “Paris 1963” on the reverse
18 x 21.75 ins ( 45.7 x 55.2 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 Albert Henry Robinson, Winter, Cacouna
Lot #14
ALBERT HENRY ROBINSON
Winter, Cacouna

oil on board
signed and dated 1921 lower right
8.25 x 10.5 ins ( 21 x 26.7 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Coldwell, Lake Superior
Lot #15
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Coldwell, Lake Superior

oil on panel
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00
Price Realized $21,600.00
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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