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 Bertram Richard Brooker, Still Life with Top Hat, Stone Fragment, Glass Ball and Tumbler, 1931
Lot #114
BERTRAM RICHARD BROOKER
Still Life with Top Hat, Stone Fragment, Glass Ball and Tumbler, 1931

oil on board
inscribed “Return to 107 Glenview Ave., Toronto” on the reverse
15.75 x 19.75 in ( 40 x 50.2 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Charles Fraser Comfort, Aura Lee, 1949/1950
Lot #104
CHARLES FRASER COMFORT
Aura Lee, 1949/1950

oil on canvas
signed lower right
24 x 30 in ( 61 x 76.2 cm )

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

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 Ivan Kenneth Eyre, Café
Lot #106
IVAN KENNETH EYRE
Café

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1968 on the reverse; titled on the stretcher
50 x 50 in ( 127 x 127 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, East Kildonan
Lot #108
LIONEL LEMOINE FITZGERALD
East Kildonan

oil on canvas
signed lower left; titled and dated twice (”1920” and “Sep. 18/20”) on the reverse
21.75 x 23.75 in ( 55.2 x 60.3 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, Untitled (Broken Tree in Landscape)
Lot #107
LIONEL LEMOINE FITZGERALD
Untitled (Broken Tree in Landscape)

oil on canvas
signed lower left; inscribed “G56-29” on the reverse
14 x 17 in ( 35.6 x 43.2 cm )

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Paul Kane, Lodges Near Fort Vancouver, 1847
Lot #117
PAUL KANE
Lodges Near Fort Vancouver, 1847

watercolour
titled lower centre, catalogue raisonné no. IV-397a
5.5 x 9.25 in ( 14 x 23.5 cm ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $175,000.00$125,000.00 - $175,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Paul Kane, Party of Indians in Two Canoes on Mountain Lake, circa 1855
Lot #116
PAUL KANE
Party of Indians in Two Canoes on Mountain Lake, circa 1855

oil on canvas
catalogue raisonné no. IV-281
18.75 x 29 in ( 47.6 x 73.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $800,000.00$600,000.00 - $800,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff, The Settler’s Log House
Lot #118
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF
The Settler’s Log House

oil on canvas
signed, dated 1859 and inscribed “Quebec” lower right
24 x 36 in ( 61 x 91.4 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by William Kurelek, Negrich Family Threshing Outfit
Lot #111
WILLIAM KURELEK
Negrich Family Threshing Outfit

oil and graphite on masonite
signed with monogram and dated indistictly
17.75 x 30.5 in ( 45.1 x 77.5 cm )

Auction Estimate: $120,000.00$90,000.00 - $120,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Arthur Lismer, Georgian Bay
Lot #103
ARTHUR LISMER
Georgian Bay

watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1938 lower right
15.5 x 21.75 in ( 39.4 x 55.2 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Kenneth Campbell Lochhead, Wide Inside (AC-33)
Lot #109
KENNETH CAMPBELL LOCHHEAD
Wide Inside (AC-33)

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1964 on the reverse
68 x 80 in ( 172.7 x 203.2 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Lake O’Hara
Lot #101
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
Lake O’Hara

oil on board
signed and dated 1925 lower left
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

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
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351 King Street East, Toronto
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Spring Live Auction - Session 1

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