Spring Live Auction - Session 2

You are viewing artwork included in Session 2 of the Cowley Abbott Spring Live Auction, 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 second session of the Spring Live Auction presents artwork from three select important collections. Artwork benefitting the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG)-Qaumajuq begin the session with fourteen works of art (Lots 101-114) being sold to benefit the gallery in establishing an endowment fund to support more diverse representation in the permanent collection, beginning with contemporary Canadian art. The session next features two artworks from the Collection of Art Windsor-Essex (115 & 116) to support AWE's new endowment fund, established to support the care and diversification of the collection at the AWE. Closing the session and season is Works from a Private Collection of Canadian Art (117-137), a selection of artwork which showcase celebrated Canadian artists, including masterwork by Lawren Harris, Clarence Gagnon, Cornelius Krieghoff and many others. 

Artwork by Albert Henry Robinson, Les Éboulements en haut
Lot #121
ALBERT HENRY ROBINSON
Les Éboulements en haut

oil on canvas
signed lower right; titled and dated "circa 1924" on the gallery labels on the reverse
22 x 26 in ( 55.9 x 66 cm )

Auction Estimate: $120,000.00$100,000.00 - $120,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, A Laurentian Homestead, 1923
Lot #122
CLARENCE ALPHONSE GAGNON
A Laurentian Homestead, 1923

oil on canvas
signed lower right, Lucile Rodier Gagnon inventory no. 175
29.25 x 37.5 in ( 74.3 x 95.3 cm )

Auction Estimate: $600,000.00$400,000.00 - $600,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Robert Wakeham Pilot, Quebec Winter
Lot #123
ROBERT WAKEHAM PILOT
Quebec Winter

oil on canvas
signed lower left; signed and dated 1925 on the reverse
15.25 x 18 in ( 38.7 x 45.7 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Brazeau Snowfield, Jasper Park. Mountain Painting XII
Lot #124
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Brazeau Snowfield, Jasper Park. Mountain Painting XII

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1924 lower right; numbered 190 upon the “Lawren Harris LSH Holdings Ltd.” stamp and numbered 5015 upon a National Gallery of Canada stamp on the reverse; inscribed with the artist’s name, the title and “Mountain Paintings XII” on a label affixed to the reverse
48 x 59.5 in ( 121.9 x 151.1 cm )

Auction Estimate: $3,000,000.00$2,000,000.00 - $3,000,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Coronet Mountain, Brazeau Glacier, 1924
Lot #125
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Coronet Mountain, Brazeau Glacier, 1924

oil on panel
signed twice, titled, inscribed “Not for Sale” (twice), “Bess Harris Collection”, “9” (circled), “78”, “one of 5 sketches made in one day in July 1925 or 6” with a cross in a circle in black ink on the reverse
10.75 x 13.75 in ( 27.3 x 34.9 cm )

Auction Estimate: $400,000.00$300,000.00 - $400,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Robert Wakeham Pilot, Cabbies, Old Montreal
Lot #126
ROBERT WAKEHAM PILOT
Cabbies, Old Montreal

oil on board
signed lower right; titled and dated 1926 to a label on the reverse
6.25 x 8.75 in ( 15.9 x 22.2 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Frank Hans Johnston, Sun Song of Algoma
Lot #127
FRANK HANS JOHNSTON
Sun Song of Algoma

tempera on paper board
signed lower left; titled "Sun Song" on the reverse, titled and dated circa 1920 on a gallery label on the backing of the reverse
40 x 30 in ( 101.6 x 76.2 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, The River, Baie-Saint-Paul
Lot #128
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
The River, Baie-Saint-Paul

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1929 lower right; inscribed indistinctly on the stretcher
25 x 32 in ( 63.5 x 81.3 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by David Brown Milne, The Black Chimney
Lot #129
DAVID BROWN MILNE
The Black Chimney

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1932 upper left; catalogue raisonné no. 302.139
26.25 x 32.5 in ( 66.7 x 82.6 cm )

Auction Estimate: $300,000.00$200,000.00 - $300,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Jack Leonard Shadbolt, 25 Birds of Good Omen
Lot #130
JACK LEONARD SHADBOLT
25 Birds of Good Omen

ink, acrylic and conté on illustration board
signed and dated 1970 lower right; titled and inscribed “For Doris on the occasion of our 25th anniversary Sept. 21, 1970” lower left
60 x 40 in ( 152.4 x 101.6 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Eastern Arctic
Lot #131
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Eastern Arctic

oil on panel
signed lower right; signed, titled, dated 1930, inscribed “Artic” [sic], “Joe McCulley”, “owned by “H.V. Ross” and the Naomi Jackson Groves inventory number (”NJG 108”) on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 in ( 21.6 x 26.7 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Maurice Galbraith Cullen, View of Quebec from Lévis
Lot #132
MAURICE GALBRAITH CULLEN
View of Quebec from Lévis

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1904 lower right; Cullen Inventory No. 1000
16.5 x 22.25 in ( 41.9 x 56.5 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Ethel Seath, St. Sulpice Garden, 1930
Lot #133
ETHEL SEATH
St. Sulpice Garden, 1930

oil on board
signed lower right; titled on a label on the reverse
16 x 12 in ( 40.6 x 30.5 cm )

Auction Estimate: $60,000.00$40,000.00 - $60,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Edwin Headley Holgate, Madeleine, 1937
Lot #134
EDWIN HEADLEY HOLGATE
Madeleine, 1937

oil on board
signed with initials lower left
16 x 12.5 in ( 40.6 x 31.8 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Indian in the Wood (Indien à la chasse)
Lot #135
MARC-AURÈLE DE FOY SUZOR-COTÉ
Indian in the Wood (Indien à la chasse)

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1907 lower left
25.75 x 18.5 in ( 65.4 x 47 cm )

Auction Estimate: $60,000.00$50,000.00 - $60,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Le vieux pionnier canadien
Lot #136
MARC-AURÈLE DE FOY SUZOR-COTÉ
Le vieux pionnier canadien

bronze
signed (incised), dated 1912 and inscribed "Copyrighted‒Canada 1914" and "USA" on the base; stamped "Roman Bronze Works N.Y." on the underside of the base
15.75 x 16.25 x 8.5 in ( 40 x 41.3 x 21.6 cm ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, La compagne du vieux pionnier canadien
Lot #137
MARC-AURÈLE DE FOY SUZOR-COTÉ
La compagne du vieux pionnier canadien

bronze
signed (incised), dated 1912 and inscribed “Canada Copyrighted U.S.A." on the base; stamped "Roman Bronze Works N.Y." on the underside of the base
15.75 x 16.25 x 9.25 in ( 40 x 41.3 x 23.5 cm ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00

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 1

Important Canadian & International Art
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Thursday, May 30th, 2024 at 7:00 pm
Globe & Mail Centre, Toronto

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