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 #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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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