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 Alexander Young Jackson, Les Éboulements
Lot #132
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Les Éboulements

oil on panel
signed lower left; NJG inventory No. 2406 inscribed on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $60,000.00$40,000.00 - $60,000.00
Price Realized $84,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadians Preparing for Town
Lot #133
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF
Canadians Preparing for Town

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1862 lower left
13.75 x 20 ins ( 34.9 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $175,000.00$125,000.00 - $175,000.00
Price Realized $192,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by William Raphael, Two Indian Women (1873)
Lot #134
WILLIAM RAPHAEL
Two Indian Women (1873)

oil on paper, mounted on card
signed and dated (indistinctly) to the right
10 x 7.25 ins ( 25.4 x 18.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $16,800.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by William Raphael, Preparing for a Smoke
Lot #135
WILLIAM RAPHAEL
Preparing for a Smoke

oil on paper, mounted on board
signed and dated 1873 lower left
9.5 x 6.5 ins ( 24.1 x 16.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $33,600.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Paul Kane, Ojibwa Camp in the Spider Islands
Lot #136
PAUL KANE
Ojibwa Camp in the Spider Islands

oil on canvas
18 x 29 ins ( 45.7 x 73.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,200,000.00$900,000.00 - $1,200,000.00
Price Realized $1,080,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by John Arthur Fraser, Study for “A Seaside Idyll”
Lot #137
JOHN ARTHUR FRASER
Study for “A Seaside Idyll”

oil on canvas
signed with monogram and dated 1877 lower left; inscribed “Study for A Seaside Idyll” on the stretcher; titled on a label from previous framing affixed to the reverse
7.25 x 12.25 ins ( 18.4 x 31.1 cms )

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

Artwork by Frances Anne Hopkins, Voyageurs Encampment (Camp Scene on the Ottawa)
Lot #138
FRANCES ANNE HOPKINS
Voyageurs Encampment (Camp Scene on the Ottawa)

oil on canvas
signed with initials and dated 1867 lower right
15 x 26.25 ins ( 38.1 x 66.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Price Realized $552,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Strawberries
Lot #139
MARC-AURÈLE DE FOY SUZOR-COTÉ
Strawberries

oil on canvas
signed lower right
12 x 18.5 ins ( 30.5 x 47 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $19,200.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Bacchante
Lot #140
MARC-AURÈLE DE FOY SUZOR-COTÉ
Bacchante

bronze
signed and dated 1925 (incised); posthumous casting
13 x 10 x 10 ins ( 33 x 25.4 x 25.4 cms ) ( overall )

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

Artwork by William Brymner, The Carpenter’s Shop
Lot #141
WILLIAM BRYMNER
The Carpenter’s Shop

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1891 lower right
14 x 20 ins ( 35.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $10,000.00$8,000.00 - $10,000.00
Price Realized $19,200.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Tadenac, November
Lot #142
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Tadenac, November

oil on canvas
signed lower right; titled on the frame “Tadenac, November-Georgian Bay” and inscribed “Pickering College” (three times) and “Newmarket” on the stretcher, NJG Inventory No. 1710
40.25 x 38.25 ins ( 102.2 x 97.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $600,000.00$400,000.00 - $600,000.00
Price Realized $936,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by William Brymner, Wharf at Ste. Famille, Île d’Orléans
Lot #143
WILLIAM BRYMNER
Wharf at Ste. Famille, Île d’Orléans

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1890 lower right
16.25 x 25 ins ( 41.3 x 63.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Price Realized $24,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by John Wentworth Russell, Café, Berneval
Lot #144
JOHN WENTWORTH RUSSELL
Café, Berneval

oil on board
signed and inscribed “Berneval” lower right
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00
Price Realized $19,200.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Henri Beau, Piano Lesson
Lot #145
HENRI BEAU
Piano Lesson

oil on canvas
signed lower right
18 x 21.75 ins ( 45.7 x 55.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized $10,800.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Tom Thomson, Evening, Pine Island
Lot #146
TOM THOMSON
Evening, Pine Island

oil on panel
Estate stamp lower right; Estate stamp and inscribed with title and dated “1914” on the reverse
10.5 x 8.5 ins ( 26.7 x 21.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,200,000.00$900,000.00 - $1,200,000.00
Price Realized $1,680,000.00
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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Montreal*
November 10th - 12th*
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Thursday, November 10th: 12 noon to 5:00 pm
Friday, November 11th: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 12th: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Toronto
November 14th - December 1st
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Thursday, December 1st: 9:00 am to 12 noon
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Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)

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