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 Marcelle Ferron, Sans titre
Lot #54
MARCELLE FERRON
Sans titre

etching
signed, dated 1959 and inscribed “epreuve d’artiste” in the lower margin
12.25 x 9 ins ( 31.1 x 22.9 cms ) ( plate size )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized $1,020.00
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

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 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 Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, L’hydrographe
Lot #50
MARC-AURÈLE DE FOY SUZOR-COTÉ
L’hydrographe

bronze
incised signature, “Roman Bronze Works NY” and “Copyright Canada & United States”
20.5 x 8 x 8.25 ins ( 52.1 x 20.3 x 21 cms ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00
Price Realized $4,800.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

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 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 Edwin Headley Holgate, Totem Poles, No. 1 (1926)
Lot #51
EDWIN HEADLEY HOLGATE
Totem Poles, No. 1 (1926)

colour wood engraving
signed and inscribed “No. 27” in the lower margin; titled on a label on the reverse
4.5 x 4.5 ins ( 11.4 x 11.4 cms ) ( image size )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00
Price Realized $10,200.00
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 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 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 Efa Prudence Heward, Still Life
Lot #47
EFA PRUDENCE HEWARD
Still Life

oil on board
signed with initials lower right
12 x 14.25 ins ( 30.5 x 36.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $9,600.00
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 Arthur Lismer, Untitled-Skunk Cabbage Study
Lot #46
ARTHUR LISMER
Untitled-Skunk Cabbage Study

oil on board, laid on board
signed and dated 1956 lower left; dated 1956 lower right
12 x 16.25 ins ( 30.5 x 41.3 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

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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