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 Sybil Andrews, Wet Race Meeting
Lot #70
SYBIL ANDREWS
Wet Race Meeting

colour linocut
signed, titled and numbered 10/50 upper left
9.25 x 6.75 in ( 23.5 x 17.1 cm ) ( sight )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Frederick Grant Banting, St. Tite des Caps
Lot #7
FREDERICK GRANT BANTING
St. Tite des Caps

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled (”St. Tete de Cap” [sic]) and dated 1937 on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 in ( 21.6 x 26.7 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Frederick Grant Banting, Georgian Bay
Lot #34
FREDERICK GRANT BANTING
Georgian Bay

oil on board
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
10.5 x 13.5 in ( 26.7 x 34.3 cm )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$25,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Frederick Grant Banting, Bic, Quebec
Lot #6
FREDERICK GRANT BANTING
Bic, Quebec

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled, dated 1927 and F.G Banting M.D. stamp (signed and dated 1941 by Lady Henrietta Banting) on the stretcher on the reverse
19 x 23 in ( 48.3 x 58.4 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by David Lloyd Blackwood, Fire Down on the Labrador
Lot #72
DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
Fire Down on the Labrador

colour etching & aquatint
signed, titled, dated 1980, editioned “Artist’s Proof 10/10” and inscribed “Ed. 50” in the lower margin
31.5 x 19.75 in ( 80 x 50.2 cm ) ( plate size )

Auction Estimate: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Ronald Langley Bloore, White Sun-Green Rim, 1960
Lot #67
RONALD LANGLEY BLOORE
White Sun-Green Rim, 1960

oil on board
48 x 48 in ( 121.9 x 121.9 cm )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Fernando Botero, Woman
Lot #83
FERNANDO BOTERO
Woman

watercolour
signed and dated 2006 lower right
15.25 x 11.25 in ( 38.7 x 28.6 cm ) ( sight )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Stanley Boxer, ACRIDSWEETGLANCEDWHY
Lot #94
STANLEY BOXER
ACRIDSWEETGLANCEDWHY

oil on linen with pearlescent powder
signed, dated 6/1983 and inscribed "D5-83" on the reverse; titled and dated on the stretcher
46 x 62 in ( 116.8 x 157.5 cm )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Zheeg
Lot #14
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Zheeg

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled, dated “Feb. 1975” and inscribed “Toronto” and “acrylic polymer W.B.” on the reverse
80.5 x 37.5 in ( 204.5 x 95.3 cm )

Auction Estimate: $350,000.00$250,000.00 - $350,000.00

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 Jack Hamilton Bush, Low Sun
Lot #71
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Low Sun

colour silkscreen
dated 1971 and inscribed “H.C.” and “PR 12” on the reverse
40.25 x 27.25 in ( 102.2 x 69.2 cm ) ( sheet )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Franklin Carmichael, Reflections, La Cloche Hills
Lot #22
FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL
Reflections, La Cloche Hills

oil on board
signed, dated 1936 and inscribed "original sketch by Franklin Carmichael, signed by his wife” with a signed stamp (dated Sept. 1971) by J. Russell Harper on the reverse
10 x 12 in ( 25.4 x 30.5 cm )

Auction Estimate: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Franklin Carmichael, La Cloche Landscape
Lot #63
FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL
La Cloche Landscape

watercolour and graphite
signed and dated 1939 lower right
11.5 x 13.25 in ( 29.2 x 33.7 cm ) ( sheet )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Emily Carr, Two Totems
Lot #5
EMILY CARR
Two Totems

oil on board
artist estate stamp lower left
16.25 x 13.75 in ( 41.3 x 34.9 cm )

Auction Estimate: $200,000.00$150,000.00 - $200,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Pic Island, Lake Superior
Lot #3
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Pic Island, Lake Superior

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1928 on the reverse, signed and titled on the artist label on the reverse
9.5 x 11.25 in ( 24.1 x 28.6 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, October Afternoon-Bancroft
Lot #4
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
October Afternoon-Bancroft

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated on the artist’s label on the reverse
30 x 37 in ( 76.2 x 94 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Schoolhouse at Halfway Lake
Lot #62
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Schoolhouse at Halfway Lake

oil on board
signed lower right; signed and titled twice on the reverse
12 x 15 in ( 30.5 x 38.1 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Barry's Bay
Lot #21
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Barry's Bay

oil on board
signed lower right; titled and dated 1968 on the reverse
9.25 x 11.25 in ( 23.5 x 28.6 cm )

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

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 Alfred Joseph Casson, Barn Interior, Lake Kashagawigamog
Lot #32
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Barn Interior, Lake Kashagawigamog

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1923 on the reverse
9.25 x 11.25 in ( 23.5 x 28.6 cm )

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

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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