An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)

It is our privilege to introduce to the auction market an Important Private Collection of Canadian Art, a selection of rare and remarkable historical artwork, most of which is making its auction debut with Cowley Abbott this fall, part of a two-session live auction event. December will mark the first of three seasons of offerings from this collection.

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Artwork by James Wilson Morrice, Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada) (circa 1905)
Lot #116
JAMES WILSON MORRICE
Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada) (circa 1905)

oil on canvas
signed lower right; inscribed “Neige, Canada” on the lower stretcher bar
18 x 25.75 ins ( 45.7 x 65.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $600,000.00$400,000.00 - $600,000.00
Price Realized $1,260,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Ozias Leduc, Nature morte au livre (Crépuscule de Michel-Ange)
Lot #117
OZIAS LEDUC
Nature morte au livre (Crépuscule de Michel-Ange)

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1940 lower right
16 x 24 ins ( 40.6 x 61 cms )

Auction Estimate: $70,000.00$50,000.00 - $70,000.00
Price Realized $45,600.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by James Edward Hervey MacDonald, On Montreal Lake, Algoma
Lot #118
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
On Montreal Lake, Algoma

oil on board
signed, titled and inscribed “October 1919” and “To Lillian Edie, Wishing Her a Happy New Year, 1929” on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $100,000.00$80,000.00 - $100,000.00
Price Realized $288,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Thunderstorm (1933)
Lot #119
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Thunderstorm (1933)

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed and titled on the artist’s label on the stretcher
30 x 36 ins ( 76.2 x 91.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $400,000.00$300,000.00 - $400,000.00
Price Realized $480,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Sketch for “Thunderstorm”
Lot #120
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Sketch for “Thunderstorm”

graphite drawing
signed lower right; titled “Sketch for canvas ‘Thunderstorm’” in the lower left margin
8 x 9.25 ins ( 20.3 x 23.5 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Price Realized $11,400.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Peter Clapham Sheppard, Bonsecours Market, Montreal
Lot #121
PETER CLAPHAM SHEPPARD
Bonsecours Market, Montreal

oil on board
signed lower left; titled on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $28,800.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Antoine Sebastian Plamondon, Le flûtiste (The Flute Player)
Lot #122
ANTOINE SEBASTIAN PLAMONDON
Le flûtiste (The Flute Player)

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1868 lower right
42.25 x 33.5 ins ( 107.3 x 85.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $120,000.00$80,000.00 - $120,000.00
Price Realized $120,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by George Agnew Reid, Family Prayer
Lot #124
GEORGE AGNEW REID
Family Prayer

oil on canvas board
signed and dated 1892 lower left
10 x 13 ins ( 25.4 x 33 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $24,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Laura Adeline Lyall Muntz, The Little Red Head (1903)
Lot #125
LAURA ADELINE LYALL MUNTZ
The Little Red Head (1903)

watercolour
signed and dated 1903 upper right
12.25 x 8.75 ins ( 31.1 x 22.2 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $10,000.00$8,000.00 - $10,000.00
Price Realized $14,400.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Emily Carr, The Totem of the Bear and the Moon
Lot #126
EMILY CARR
The Totem of the Bear and the Moon

oil on canvas
signed “M. Emily Carr”, dated 1912 and inscribed “Kispiox” lower left
37 x 17.75 ins ( 94 x 45.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000,000.00$2,000,000.00 - $3,000,000.00
Price Realized $3,120,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, North Shore, Lake Superior
Lot #127
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
North Shore, Lake Superior

oil on beaverboard
signed on the reverse
11.75 x 14.75 ins ( 29.8 x 37.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $500,000.00$300,000.00 - $500,000.00
Price Realized $1,032,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by David Brown Milne, Hotel and Butcher Shop (Queen’s Hotel on a Dark Day)
Lot #128
DAVID BROWN MILNE
Hotel and Butcher Shop (Queen’s Hotel on a Dark Day)

oil on canvas
signed upper right and dated “July 1931” upper left; titled “Hotel and Butcher Shop” and “27” inscribed on the reverse; Milne catalogue raisonné no. 302.73
16.25 x 20.25 ins ( 41.3 x 51.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00
Price Realized $72,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Peleg Franklin Brownell, Arranging Flowers
Lot #129
PELEG FRANKLIN BROWNELL
Arranging Flowers

oil on canvas
signed lower left, dated 1902 lower right
15.25 x 13.25 ins ( 38.7 x 33.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $10,000.00$8,000.00 - $10,000.00
Price Realized $13,200.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by George Agnew Reid, Idling
Lot #130
GEORGE AGNEW REID
Idling

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1892 lower left; signed, titled and inscribed “Presented by the Artist to the Sherbrooke Art Gallery 1909” on the reverse
18 x 16 ins ( 45.7 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $108,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Charlotte Mount Brock Schreiber, Edith Schreiber with her Sleigh
Lot #131
CHARLOTTE MOUNT BROCK SCHREIBER
Edith Schreiber with her Sleigh

oil on board
signed lower left
12.25 x 9.25 ins ( 31.1 x 23.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $138,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)

An Important 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

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
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October 29th - November 7th
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November 10th - 12th*
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Friday, November 11th: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 12th: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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