Spring Live Auction - Session 1

You are viewing artwork included in Session 1 of the Cowley Abbott Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, taking place on Thursday, May 30th at Toronto's Globe & Mail Centre. In-Person, Absentee, Telephone and Real-Time Online Bidding is available to collectors for participation in this auction. Purchased artwork is subject to the 20% Buyer's Premium (21% if purchased via Auction Mobility's interface) and applicable taxes. Further details regarding buying with Cowley Abbott can be found by referring to our Conditions of Sale and the "How to Purchase" page.

The first session of the Spring Live Auction presents an exciting selection of work by Canadian and international artists, with many making their auction debut with Cowley Abbott this season. Entrusted to our team by national and international private collectors, estates, corporations and trade clients, these artworks were acquired through private channels, at auction, from commercial galleries or from the artists directly.

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Sans titre
Lot #41
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Sans titre

oil on paper on canvas
catalogue raisonné no. 1958.038P.1958
22.25 x 30.5 in ( 56.5 x 77.5 cm )

Auction Estimate: $50,000.00$30,000.00 - $50,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Rita Letendre, Reflet
Lot #42
RITA LETENDRE
Reflet

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1970 lower right; signed, titled "Reflét" and dated 1970 on the reverse; unframed
39.75 x 59.75 in ( 101 x 151.8 cm )

Auction Estimate: $40,000.00$30,000.00 - $40,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Bas Continuo #1
Lot #43
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Bas Continuo #1

acrylic polymer on canvas
signed, titled, dated “May 1976” and inscribed “Toronto” on the reverse
49.25 x 54.25 in ( 125.1 x 137.8 cm )

Auction Estimate: $225,000.00$175,000.00 - $225,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Abstract #36
Lot #44
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Abstract #36

oil on board
numbered 36 upon the “Lawren Harris LSH Holdings Ltd.” stamp on the reverse
20 x 29.75 in ( 50.8 x 75.6 cm )

Auction Estimate: $40,000.00$30,000.00 - $40,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lise Gervais, La croix du sud
Lot #45
LISE GERVAIS
La croix du sud

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1962 lower right
27 x 24 in ( 68.6 x 61 cm )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alex Simeon Janvier, Dene (The People)
Lot #46
ALEX SIMEON JANVIER
Dene (The People)

acrylic on canvas
signed upper right; signed, titled, dated 1991 and inscribed “Cold Lake” on the reverse
60.25 x 48 in ( 153 x 121.9 cm )

Auction Estimate: $70,000.00$50,000.00 - $70,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by William Kurelek, Rosedale Golf and Country Club - It’s Hard for Us to Realize
Lot #47
WILLIAM KURELEK
Rosedale Golf and Country Club - It’s Hard for Us to Realize

mixed media on board
signed with monogram and dated 1972 lower right; titled and dated on the reverse
22 x 41.75 in ( 55.9 x 106 cm )

Auction Estimate: $70,000.00$50,000.00 - $70,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by William Kurelek, Family Building Stack
Lot #48
WILLIAM KURELEK
Family Building Stack

mixed media on board
signed with monogram and dated 1969 lower right; titled to a gallery label on the reverse
24 x 30.75 in ( 61 x 78.1 cm )

Auction Estimate: $120,000.00$80,000.00 - $120,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Norval Morrisseau, Great Medicine Horned Owl
Lot #49
NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Great Medicine Horned Owl

acrylic on canvas
signed in syllabics lower right; signed with initials, titled and inscribed “Symbol or sign of the Ojibwa; Midawiin Medicine Society of the three fires” on the reverse
36 x 30 in ( 91.4 x 76.2 cm )

Auction Estimate: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Bill Ronald Reid, Bear Head or Knob, 1981
Lot #50
BILL RONALD REID
Bear Head or Knob, 1981

sterling silver, abalone and ivory
incised signature, dated 1981 and numbered IV/V on the reverse
3 x 2.75 x 2.25 in ( 7.6 x 7 x 5.7 cm ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Bill Ronald Reid, Grizzly Bear Ring
Lot #51
BILL RONALD REID
Grizzly Bear Ring

18 karat gold
incised signature, dated 1976 and numbered 6/10 on the inside
0.5 x 1 x 1 in ( 1.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Farm Near Maple Lake, Haliburton
Lot #52
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Farm Near Maple Lake, Haliburton

oil on canvas board
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse; signed, titled and dated 1938 to the artist label on the reverse
9.5 x 11.25 in ( 24.1 x 28.6 cm )

Auction Estimate: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Edwin Headley Holgate, Baie St. Paul
Lot #53
EDWIN HEADLEY HOLGATE
Baie St. Paul

oil on panel
signed with initials lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
5.5 x 7 in ( 14 x 17.8 cm )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Winter Scene
Lot #54
MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN
Winter Scene

oil on masonite
signed lower left
21.5 x 27.75 in ( 54.6 x 70.5 cm )

Auction Estimate: $45,000.00$35,000.00 - $45,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Colin Range (Canadian Rockies)
Lot #55
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Colin Range (Canadian Rockies)

oil on board
inscribed “New Panels 10” on the reverse
10.5 x 13.75 in ( 26.7 x 34.9 cm )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, Manitoba Landscape
Lot #56
LIONEL LEMOINE FITZGERALD
Manitoba Landscape

oil on board
signed and dated 1929 lower right; titled and dated to the estate label on the reverse
10 x 12 in ( 25.4 x 30.5 cm )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Sunset, Lake Simcoe
Lot #57
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
Sunset, Lake Simcoe

oil on board
signed with initials lower left
8.5 x 10.25 in ( 21.6 x 26 cm )

Auction Estimate: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Robert Wakeham Pilot, Plain Trees, Paris
Lot #58
ROBERT WAKEHAM PILOT
Plain Trees, Paris

oil on board
signed lower right
5.5 x 7 in ( 14 x 17.8 cm )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Peter Clapham Sheppard, Woman in the Garden, The Grange, 1910
Lot #59
PETER CLAPHAM SHEPPARD
Woman in the Garden, The Grange, 1910

oil on canvas
signed lower right
18 x 17 in ( 45.7 x 43.2 cm )

Auction Estimate: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by John Goodwin Lyman, The Beach, St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados
Lot #60
JOHN GOODWIN LYMAN
The Beach, St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados

oil on canvas board
signed lower right; titled on the reverse
8 x 11.75 in ( 20.3 x 29.8 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Spring Live Auction

Session 1
Important Canadian & International Art
Lots 1-98
Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 EDT
The Globe & Mail Centre, 17th Floor
351 King Street East, Toronto
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Session 2
Select Important Collections
Lots 101-137
Thursday, May 30th, following Session 1
The Globe & Mail Centre, 17th Floor
351 King Street East, Toronto
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Spring Live Auction - Session 2

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