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 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

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 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 John Meredith, Bengal 1
Lot #68
JOHN MEREDITH
Bengal 1

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1962 lower right; signed, titled, and dated “July 62” on the stretcher
42 x 52 in ( 106.7 x 132.1 cm ) ( canvas )

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

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

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 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 Agnes Martin, Untitled
Lot #79
AGNES MARTIN
Untitled

lithograph
signed lower right
11 x 11 in ( 27.9 x 27.9 cm ) ( sight )

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

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 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 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 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 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 Arthur Lismer, British Columbia Forest
Lot #33
ARTHUR LISMER
British Columbia Forest

oil on canvas board
signed and dated 1963 lower left, signed lower centre; signed, titled and dated on the reverse
16 x 12 in ( 40.6 x 30.5 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Henri Laurens (After), Femme
Lot #84
HENRI LAURENS (AFTER)
Femme

tapestry
signed in embroidery on the border on the reverse; manufactured by Modern Master Tapestries, from an edition commissioned by Marie Cuttoli, Paris and edited by Mybor; unframed
80.5 x 49 in ( 204.5 x 124.5 cm ) ( overall )

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

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 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 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, 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 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

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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