Still Life & Figural Work

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Artwork by Molly Lamb Bobak, Grape Hyacinth
Lot #115
MOLLY LAMB BOBAK
Grape Hyacinth

oil on canvas laid down on board
signed and titled on the reverse; titled to a gallery label on the reverse
8 x 4.75 ins ( 20.3 x 12.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
Price Realized: $3,840.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Molly Lamb Bobak, Wood Anemones 2
Lot #116
MOLLY LAMB BOBAK
Wood Anemones 2

oil on canvas laid down on board
signed and titled on the reverse; titled to a gallery label on the reverse
8 x 5 ins ( 20.3 x 12.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $2,500.00$1,500.00 - $2,500.00
Price Realized: $2,640.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Edith Grace Coombs, Yellow Tulips and Iris
Lot #117
EDITH GRACE COOMBS
Yellow Tulips and Iris

oil on board
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
20 x 24 ins ( 50.8 x 61 cms )

Auction Estimate: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00
Price Realized: $2,400.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Joseph-Charles Franchère, Nature morte aux lilas
Lot #118
JOSEPH-CHARLES FRANCHÈRE
Nature morte aux lilas

oil on canvas
signed lower left
24 x 20 ins ( 61 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized: $2,880.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Claude A. Simard, Sans titre (Le vase bleu)
Lot #119
CLAUDE A. SIMARD
Sans titre (Le vase bleu)

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1985 lower right
24 x 18 ins ( 61 x 45.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized: $4,320.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by James Lahey, Real Tulips
Lot #120
JAMES LAHEY
Real Tulips

mixed media on canvas
signed, titled and dated 2003 on the reverse
39.5 x 39.5 ins ( 100.3 x 100.3 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Nora Frances Elisabeth Collyer, Window, Autumn
Lot #121
NORA FRANCES ELISABETH COLLYER
Window, Autumn

oil on board
signed and dated 1974 lower right; signed and titled on the reverse; titled on a gallery label on the reverse
18 x 16 ins ( 45.7 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized: $8,400.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Frederick Bourchier Taylor, Untitled (The Meeting)
Lot #122
FREDERICK BOURCHIER TAYLOR
Untitled (The Meeting)

oil on canvas
signed and dated “1951 or 1952” lower right; signed and dated “1951-52?” on the reverse; inscribed “Note: This canvas was begun after completion of my no. 1216 - “Talking Union”; probably in 1951 or 1952, with the idea of simplifying its design and producing a more unified painting: I do not remember why I did not complete it” on the reverse (the inscription is dated April 1971)
22 x 30 ins ( 55.9 x 76.2 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Henri Leopold Masson, Altar Boys
Lot #123
HENRI LEOPOLD MASSON
Altar Boys

oil on board
signed lower right and inscribed “White Altar Boys” on the reverse
20 x 16 ins ( 50.8 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized: $1,020.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Pierre Lefebvre, Nu drapé
Lot #124
PIERRE LEFEBVRE
Nu drapé

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1983 lower right
48 x 36 ins ( 121.9 x 91.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00
Price Realized: $840.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Manly Edward MacDonald, Duncan Fishing
Lot #125
MANLY EDWARD MACDONALD
Duncan Fishing


signed lower left; together with two pencil drawings:
- “Young Boy Fishing” (signed lower left - 8.5 x 10.5 ins. [sheet]);
- “Young Boy, Seated” (9 x 10.5 ins. [sheet]);
each unframed
10.5 x 13.75 ins ( 26.7 x 34.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,200.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized: $2,400.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Farquhar McGillivray Strachan Knowles, In the Pasture
Lot #126
FARQUHAR MCGILLIVRAY STRACHAN KNOWLES
In the Pasture

oil on board
signed and dated 1886 lower left
23.25 x 15.5 ins ( 59.1 x 39.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00
Price Realized: $1,680.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Sarah Jean Munro Maclean, Portrait of a Lady with Flower Crown
Lot #127
SARAH JEAN MUNRO MACLEAN
Portrait of a Lady with Flower Crown

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1896 lower right
12.75 x 10.5 ins ( 32.4 x 26.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $600.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by John William Beatty, Portrait of a Man
Lot #128
JOHN WILLIAM BEATTY
Portrait of a Man

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1901 lower left
10 x 8 ins ( 25.4 x 20.3 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by George Horne Russell, Portrait
Lot #129
GEORGE HORNE RUSSELL
Portrait

oil on canvas
signed lower left; titled on a gallery label on the reverse
28 x 23 ins ( 71.1 x 58.4 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by George Hay, Portrait of a Textile Worker
Lot #130
GEORGE HAY
Portrait of a Textile Worker

oil on canvas
signed lower left
14.75 x 10.5 ins ( 37.5 x 26.7 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Carl Fellman Schaefer, Bomb Aimer, C. Charlie, Halifax MkIII, Aircraft 428, Squadron A Flight, 6 Bomber Group Royal Canadian Air Force, Battle of the Ruhr, 1943
Lot #131
CARL FELLMAN SCHAEFER
Bomb Aimer, C. Charlie, Halifax MkIII, Aircraft 428, Squadron A Flight, 6 Bomber Group Royal Canadian Air Force, Battle of the Ruhr, 1943

lithograph on buff wove paper
inscribed “Trial Proof #1” in the lower left margin; dated 1945 and titled on a catalogue entry attached to the reverse
18 x 11.5 ins ( 45.7 x 29.2 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $600.00$400.00 - $600.00
Price Realized: $1,200.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Ghitta Caiserman-Roth, In the Rain
Lot #132
GHITTA CAISERMAN-ROTH
In the Rain

mixed media
signed and dated 1953 lower right
21.5 x 30.5 ins ( 54.6 x 77.5 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00
Price Realized: $360.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Portrait of a Young Lady
Lot #133
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Portrait of a Young Lady

charcoal
signed and dated 1932 lower right; inscribed “D-9” on the reverse of the framing
19 x 13.75 ins ( 48.3 x 34.9 cms )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
Price Realized: $1,440.00
Sale date: January 31st 2023

Artwork by Nicholas de Grandmaison, Straw Hat
Lot #134
NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON
Straw Hat

pastel on paper
signed lower left
23.5 x 16.75 ins ( 59.7 x 42.5 cms ) ( sight )

This sale is now closed.

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