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 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 Tom Thomson, Petawawa Gorges
Lot #105
TOM THOMSON
Petawawa Gorges

oil on panel
Estate stamp lower right; Estate stamp and inscribed with title, dated “1916” and “M. Thomson” on the reverse
8.25 x 10.5 ins ( 21 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500,000.00$1,000,000.00 - $1,500,000.00
Price Realized $2,220,000.00
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 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

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 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 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 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 David Brown Milne, Young Cedars (1919)
Lot #114
DAVID BROWN MILNE
Young Cedars (1919)

oil on canvas
signed and dated “Dec. 25, ‘19” lower right; titled and inscribed “Loaned by Mrs I.H. Weldon” on the stretcher (by Douglas Duncan); Milne catalogue raisonné no. 201.10
18 x 22.25 ins ( 45.7 x 56.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $350,000.00$250,000.00 - $350,000.00
Price Realized $792,000.00
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 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 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 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 Alexander Young Jackson, Totem Poles, Kitwanga
Lot #109
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Totem Poles, Kitwanga

oil on panel
signed lower left; NJG Inventory No. 653 inscribed on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Price Realized $192,000.00
Sale date: December 1st 2022

Artwork by Adrien Hébert, The Eaton’s Window, Montreal (1937)
Lot #108
ADRIEN HÉBERT
The Eaton’s Window, Montreal (1937)

oil on canvas
signed lower right
32 x 48.25 ins ( 81.3 x 122.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Price Realized $408,000.00
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
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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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
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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