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 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 Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Sledding
Lot #151
FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH
Sledding

watercolour
signed and dated 1879 lower left
5.75 x 9.5 ins ( 14.6 x 24.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $20,400.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by George Théodore Berthon, Portrait of Children (Edith Grant & Sidonie Berthon)
Lot #149
GEORGE THÉODORE BERTHON
Portrait of Children (Edith Grant & Sidonie Berthon)

oil on canvas, laid on canvas
22 x 18 ins ( 55.9 x 45.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
Price Realized $15,600.00
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 Peleg Franklin Brownell, Les devoirs (Homework)
Lot #152
PELEG FRANKLIN BROWNELL
Les devoirs (Homework)

oil on canvas
signed upper left
12 x 15 ins ( 30.5 x 38.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00
Price Realized $28,800.00
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 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 Florence Emily Carlyle, The Studio
Lot #112
FLORENCE EMILY CARLYLE
The Studio

oil on canvas
signed lower right
35.25 x 21.5 ins ( 89.5 x 54.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$25,000.00 - $30,000.00
Price Realized $102,000.00
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 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 William Malcolm Cutts, Portrait of Winnifred (circa 1888)
Lot #154
WILLIAM MALCOLM CUTTS
Portrait of Winnifred (circa 1888)

oil on canvas
signed and inscribed “Toronto” lower right
29.5 x 20.75 ins ( 74.9 x 52.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00
Price Realized $6,600.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Louis de Niverville, Les enfants du paradis
Lot #157
LOUIS DE NIVERVILLE
Les enfants du paradis

painted collage on canvas
signed lower right
48 x 40 ins ( 121.9 x 101.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00
Price Realized $5,520.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, Still Life with Plant
Lot #107
LIONEL LEMOINE FITZGERALD
Still Life with Plant

oil on canvas mounted on board
signed and dated 1948 lower right
19.75 x 14 ins ( 50.2 x 35.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $25,000.00$15,000.00 - $25,000.00
Price Realized $168,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Daniel Fowler, Canadian Partridges
Lot #155
DANIEL FOWLER
Canadian Partridges

watercolour
signed and dated 1874 lower left
12.75 x 18.5 ins ( 32.4 x 47 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
Price Realized $10,200.00
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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Toronto
October 29th - November 7th
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Montreal*
November 10th - 12th*
(*Note: Only highlights from Session 2 will be on display in Montreal)
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
Le Mount Stephen
1440 Drummond Street, Montreal
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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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326 Dundas Street West, Toronto
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Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)

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Session 1 of the Fall Live Auction Season
Thursday, December 1st at 4:00 pm
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