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 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Près de Café à Montréal, Rue Wolfe
Lot #9
MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN
Près de Café à Montréal, Rue Wolfe

oil on board
signed lower left; titled "Près de Café à Montréal, Rue Wolf" the reverse
22.25 x 28 in ( 56.5 x 71.1 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Arthur Henry Howard Heming, The Hunter’s Camp
Lot #64
ARTHUR HENRY HOWARD HEMING
The Hunter’s Camp

oil on canvas on board
signed and dated 1930 lower right; titled on partial exhibition label on the reverse
14.75 x 20 in ( 37.5 x 50.8 cm )

Auction Estimate: $10,000.00$8,000.00 - $10,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Camp at Bear River, N.W.T.
Lot #20
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Camp at Bear River, N.W.T.

oil on board
signed lower right; titled and inscribed “no. 2879” on the reverse
10.5 x 13.5 in ( 26.7 x 34.3 cm )

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

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 Sir William Russell Flint, Salamanders, St-Tropez
Lot #89
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
Salamanders, St-Tropez

watercolour
signed lower right; signed and titled on the mat; titled “Two Figures Fishing” on a card affixed to the reverse
13 x 19.5 in ( 33 x 49.5 cm ) ( sight )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Sir William Russell Flint, Three Against One
Lot #91
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
Three Against One

watercolour
signed lower right; signed and titled on two cards affixed to the reverse
19.25 x 26.25 in ( 48.9 x 66.7 cm ) ( sight )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Sir William Russell Flint, Young Girl in an Elegant Interior
Lot #90
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
Young Girl in an Elegant Interior

watercolour
signed lower right
19.5 x 26.25 in ( 49.5 x 66.7 cm ) ( sight )

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

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 Henry Moore, Upright Motive no. 4 (LH 381)
Lot #86
HENRY MOORE
Upright Motive no. 4 (LH 381)

green patinated bronze
Foundry Fiorini Limited, London, United Kingdom; from an edition of 9
12.5 x 2.25 x 3 cm ( ) ( overall, including base )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Henry Moore, Upright Motive no. 6 (LH 384)
Lot #87
HENRY MOORE
Upright Motive no. 6 (LH 384)

green patinated bronze
Foundry Fiorini Limited, London, United Kingdom. From an edition of 9
12.5 x 2 x 2 cm ( ) ( overall, including base )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Theo Tobiasse, L'Homme qui danse possède une âme
Lot #78
THEO TOBIASSE
L'Homme qui danse possède une âme

oil on canvas
signed middle left and titled upper right
28.75 x 36.25 in ( 73 x 92.1 cm )

Auction Estimate: $16,000.00$12,000.00 - $16,000.00

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 William Kentridge, from Procession (26)
Lot #88
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
from Procession (26)

bronze
incised with initials and numbered 3/8 on the base
16 x 13.5 x 12.5 in ( 40.6 x 34.3 x 31.8 cm ) ( overall )

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

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 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 Maud Lewis, The Old Schoolhouse
Lot #66
MAUD LEWIS
The Old Schoolhouse

mixed media on board
signed lower right
11.75 x 13.75 in ( 29.8 x 34.9 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Ai Weiwei, Finger from the Ex-Votos Series
Lot #95
AI WEIWEI
Finger from the Ex-Votos Series

handcarved wood
this work is from an edition of unknown size of unique variants; included with the lot is the exhibition catalogue as well as a certificate of authenticity as issued
10.25 x 4.25 x 2.25 in ( 26 x 10.8 x 5.7 cm ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Maud Lewis, Two Oxen Hauling Logs
Lot #65
MAUD LEWIS
Two Oxen Hauling Logs

mixed media on board
signed lower right
11.5 x 13.25 in ( 29.2 x 33.7 cm )

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

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 John Meredith, Untitled (Study for Bengal 1)
Lot #69
JOHN MEREDITH
Untitled (Study for Bengal 1)

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1962 lower right; signed, titled and dated “July 62” on the stretcher
11.5 x 18.5 in ( 29.2 x 47 cm )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00

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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