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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Marian Mildred Dale Scott, Staircase, circa 1940
Lot #120
MARIAN MILDRED DALE SCOTT
Staircase, circa 1940

double-sided oil on canvas
signed on the reverse
24 x 18 in ( 61 x 45.7 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Albert Henry Robinson, Green and Gold
Lot #112
ALBERT HENRY ROBINSON
Green and Gold

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1909 lower left
12.25 x 18.25 in ( 31.1 x 46.4 cm )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Tony Tascona, Prop-Cycle, 1973
Lot #110
TONY TASCONA
Prop-Cycle, 1973

lacquer on aluminum
48 x 60 in ( 121.9 x 152.4 cm )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

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 George Agnew Reid, Blue and Gold (Blue and Gold-Temagami Forest or Harmony in Blue & Gold)
Lot #113
GEORGE AGNEW REID
Blue and Gold (Blue and Gold-Temagami Forest or Harmony in Blue & Gold)

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1928 lower right
40 x 50 in ( 101.6 x 127 cm )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $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 Walter Joseph Phillips, York Boat on Lake Winnipeg, 1930
Lot #105
WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS
York Boat on Lake Winnipeg, 1930

colour woodcut on paper
signed, titled and numbered 145/150 in the lower margin
10.25 x 13.75 in ( 26 x 34.9 cm )

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

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

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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