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 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

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 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 Carl Fellman Schaefer, Goodrich Place at Union Village, Vermont
Lot #156
CARL FELLMAN SCHAEFER
Goodrich Place at Union Village, Vermont

watercolour
signed and dated “Aug 3/40” lower right
15.5 x 22.5 ins ( 39.4 x 57.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized $9,000.00
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 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 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 Robert Harris, Young Miss Fowler
Lot #148
ROBERT HARRIS
Young Miss Fowler

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1881 lower right
16 x 13.25 ins ( 40.6 x 33.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00
Price Realized $6,000.00
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 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 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 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 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 Joseph-Charles Franchère, Playing Cards
Lot #150
JOSEPH-CHARLES FRANCHÈRE
Playing Cards

oil on canvas
signed lower right
21.25 x 17 ins ( 54 x 43.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00
Price Realized $9,000.00
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

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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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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Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)

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Session 1 of the Fall Live Auction Season
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