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From the Collection of Paul Duval (Online Auction)
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Artwork by John Alfsen, Portrait of Paul Duval, 1961
Lot #1
JOHN ALFSEN
Portrait of Paul Duval, 1961

oil on canvas board
signed, titled and inscribed “Painted in Studio #1 of the Studio Building in 1961” on the reverse; unframed
24 x 18 ins ( 61 x 45.7 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $225.00
Next bid is: $250.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Graham Fowler, Arrangement in Beige, Brown and Silver, 1981
Lot #2
GRAHAM FOWLER
Arrangement in Beige, Brown and Silver, 1981

acrylic on canvas
titled on tape on the reverse; sold together with publication Paul Duval, “Graham Fowler, Recent Works, 2 May - 9 June 1985” (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 1985, signed by Graham Fowler on the titlepage)
36 x 46 ins ( 91.4 x 116.8 cms )

Estimated: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00

Current bid: $950.00
Next bid is: $1,000.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Rudolf Stüssi, Andrea F.
Lot #3
RUDOLF STÜSSI
Andrea F.

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1982 lower right; signed and titled on the reverse; sold with a copy of the publication “Rudolf Stüssi” (Paul Duval, Benteli Verlags AG, Wabrn-Bern, Switzerland, 1999; inscribed “For Paul, A true inspiration for any artist and a great friend, Rudolf Stussi, Jan. 2005” on the title page)
40 x 30 ins ( 101.6 x 76.2 cms )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Stanley Morel Cosgrove, Reclining Nude
Lot #4
STANLEY MOREL COSGROVE
Reclining Nude

conté on paper
signed and dated 1948 lower right; inscribed “To Paul Duval with Compliments of the Artist March 1952” lower left
9.25 x 14 ins ( 23.5 x 35.6 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $600.00$400.00 - $600.00

Current bid: $150.00
Next bid is: $175.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by John Godfrey, Seated Girl
Lot #5
JOHN GODFREY
Seated Girl

oil on canvas
dated “June 1974” on the reverse; unframed
10 x 8 ins ( 25.4 x 20.3 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Leo Mol, Ellen Paterson (Helen)
Lot #6
LEO MOL
Ellen Paterson (Helen)

bronze on a wooden base
signed, dated 1967 and numbered 2/10 (incised) on the reverse; titled on a label affixed to the wooden base; sold with a copy of “A Retrospective Exhibition of the Works of Leo Mol” (Mendel Art Gallery, The Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory Corporation, Saskatoon, 1975)
22 x 13 x 7 ins ( 55.9 x 33 x 17.8 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00

Current bid: $750.00
Next bid is: $800.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Paul Duval, “Barker Fairley”; Barker Fairley Two “Untitled” lithographs
Lot #7
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Paul Duval, “Barker Fairley”; Barker Fairley Two “Untitled” lithographs

book with two lithographs
Paul Duval, “Barker Fairley”, Marianne Friedland Gallery Limited, 1980; signed by Barker Fairley and Paul Duval on inside front page; includes 2 untitled lithographs (each signed and numbered AP 10/25, each 11.5 ins x 11 ins (sheet size)); enclosed in front pages; in original case; each unframed
11.5 x 11 ins ( 29.2 x 27.9 cms ) ( sheet size )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $275.00
Next bid is: $300.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Books on the Group of Seven and their Contemporaries
Lot #8
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Books on the Group of Seven and their Contemporaries

ten books
“The Group of Seven” (Thoreau MacDonald, 1944);
“Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr” (Emily Carr, 1966);
“Lawren S. Harris: Urban Scenes and Wilderness Landscapes 1906-1930” (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1978);
“Light for a Cold Land: Lawren Harris’s Work and Life - An Interpretation” (Peter Larisey, 1993);
“The McMichael Conservation Collection” (Paul Duval, n.d.);
“The Group of Seven: Art for a Nation” (Charles C. Hill, 1995);
“Canadian Painters” (Phaidon Press, 1945);
“Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm” (David Silcox and Harold Town, 1989);
“The Group of Seven” (Dennis Reid, 1970);
“Lawren Harris” (Macmillan Company of Canada, 1969);
“The Tangled Garden: The Art of J.E.H. MacDonald” (Paul Duval, proof edition with 16 pages of text and illustrations)
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $500.00$400.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $275.00
Next bid is: $300.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Robson & Ryerson Artist Books
Lot #9
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Robson & Ryerson Artist Books

six books
“J.E.H. MacDonald” (Albert H. Robson, 1946);
“Clarence Gagnon” (Albert H. Robson, 1945);
“Paul Kane” (Albert H. Robson, 1938);
“J.E.H. MacDonald” (Albert H. Robson, 1937);
“Cornelius Krieghoff” (Marius Barbeau, 1948);
“C.W. Jefferys” (William Colgate, 1948; signed by the artist on the frontispage);
“James Wilson Morrice” (Donald W. Buchanan, 1947);
“Henri Julien” (Marius Barbeau, 1941, signed by Paul Duval on the cover);
“Paddle and Palette: The Story of Tom Thomson” (Blodwen Davies, 1930);
“Côte: The Wood Carver” (Marius Barbeau, 1943);
“J.W. Beatty” (Dorothy Hoover, 1948);
“Maurice Cullen” (William R. Watson, 1931)
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $200.00
Next bid is: $225.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Historical Canadian Art Reference Books
Lot #10
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Historical Canadian Art Reference Books

four books
“Horatio Walker” (F. Newlin Price, 1928);
“Braves and Buffalo: Watercolours of Alfred. J. Miller” (University of Toronto Press, 1973);
“Paul Peel” (Victoria Baker, 1986);
“Canadian Watercolours and Drawings in the Royal Ontario Museum” (Mary Allodi, 1974)
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Karen Kulyk, Foliage
Lot #11
KAREN KULYK
Foliage

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1972 lower right
32 x 27 ins ( 81.3 x 68.6 cms )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $550.00
Next bid is: $600.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by René Marcil, Mme. Marcil
Lot #12
RENÉ MARCIL
Mme. Marcil

ink and graphite drawing
signed and dated 1951 lower left; sold with a copy of “René Marcil Drawings 1947-1980” (Paul Duval, Stanton Press, Toronto, 1981)
16.5 x 16 ins ( 41.9 x 40.6 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $275.00
Next bid is: $300.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by Pat Miele, Dancer
Lot #13
PAT MIELE
Dancer

bronze on alabaster
signed and dated 1990 (incised)
19 x 7 x 6.6 ins ( 48.3 x 17.8 x 16.8 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $125.00
Next bid is: $150.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by Laura Adeline Lyall Muntz, Coastal Scene, Sunset, 1921
Lot #14
LAURA ADELINE LYALL MUNTZ
Coastal Scene, Sunset, 1921

oil on canvas
titled and dated on a gallery label on the reverse
15 x 18 ins ( 38.1 x 45.7 cms )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $250.00
Next bid is: $275.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by Kenneth Forbes, Portrait of a Young Girl
Lot #15
KENNETH FORBES
Portrait of a Young Girl

oil on canvas
signed lower left
14 x 10 ins ( 35.6 x 25.4 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $250.00
Next bid is: $275.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by John Godfrey, African Violet
Lot #16
JOHN GODFREY
African Violet

oil on canvas
signed lower right; titled and dated “January 1975” on the reverse; unframed
16 x 18 ins ( 40.6 x 45.7 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $75.00
Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Canadian Art Reference Books
Lot #17
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Canadian Art Reference Books

nine books
“Scottie Wilson: The Canadian Drawings” (Helen Marzolf, 1989);
“R. Tait McKenzie: The Sculptor of Athletes” (Andrew J. Kozar, 1975);
Two copies of “Glorious Visions: Peter Haworth, Studies for Stained Glass Windows” (The Art Gallery of Windsor, 1985);
“History of the Book in Canada, Volume One Beginnings to 1840” (Patricia Lockhart Fleming, 2004);
“A Splendid Harvest: Germanic Folk and Decorative Arts in Canada” (Michael Bird & Terry Kobayashi, 1981);
“Toronto, We Love You...’ The Brunswick House’” (Heritage Press Company Limited, n.d., inscriptions from Deborah J. Godin and Robert McInnis);
“A Collection of Cartoons” (Duncan MacPherson, n.d.);
Macpherson’s Canada” (Toronto Daily Star, 1969);
sold with J.E.H. MacDonald “beaver Pond, Algoma” reproduction print

x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Paul Duval, “A.J. Casson”; A.J. Casson “Sunlit Isle” lithograph
Lot #18
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Paul Duval, “A.J. Casson”; A.J. Casson “Sunlit Isle” lithograph

book with lithograph and letter
Paul Duval, “A.J. Casson”, Roberts Gallery, 1975; signed by the author and artist and numbered 5/325 on the Edition Notice page; includes “Sunlit Isle” (signed and numbered 5/325 in the lower margin, titled on protective sheet, 11.75 x 11.75 ins (sheet size)); enclosed in hard cover; with letter from A.J. Casson to Paul Duval (dated August 4th, 1975 and signed by A.J. Casson)
11.75 x 11.75 ins ( 29.8 x 29.8 cms ) ( sheet size )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $150.00
Next bid is: $175.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Artist Reference Books
Lot #19
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Artist Reference Books

six books
“Clarence A. Gagnon” (Albert H. Robson, 1938);
“Côté: The Wood Carver” (Marius Barbeau, 1943);
“James Wilson Morrice” (Donald W. Buchanan, 1947) - 2 copies;
“Maurice Cullen” (William R. Watson, 1931);
“J.E.H. MacDonald” (E.R. Hunter, 1940)
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $125.00
Next bid is: $150.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Northern Church; White Pine; Snow Laden House; White Forest
Lot #20
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Northern Church; White Pine; Snow Laden House; White Forest

four colour serigraphs
“Northern Church” (titled and numbered AP 60/60 in the lower margin);
“White Pine” (titled and numbered AP 57/60 in the lower margin);
“Snow Laden House” (titled and numbered AP 60/60 in the lower margin);
“White Forest” (signed, titled and numbered AP 1/60 in the lower margin);
each unframed
27.5 x 31.75 ins ( 69.9 x 80.6 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $600.00$400.00 - $600.00

Current bid: $300.00
Next bid is: $325.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

From the Collection of Paul Duval

Bidding Opens  

Tuesday, January 21st at 10:00 am EST

Bidding Closes 

Tuesday, January 28th beginning at 2:00 pm EST


Previews (January 14th to 28th)

Weekdays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 25th: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Paul Duval, a familiar and respected figure in Canadian art, championed Canadian artists for more than half a century. Mr. Duval advocated for and supported the Group of Seven, Quebec’s avant-garde Automatistes and brought attention to Vancouver’s Jack Shadbolt, Toronto’s Ronald York Wilson, female impressionist painter Helen McNicoll and realist Ken Danby.

 

An art editor for "Saturday Night" magazine, host of CBC Radio’s "The Lively Arts" and art critic for "The Telegram," he shared his vast knowledge of art with the public. Mr. Duval also produced numerous tomes on Canadian art which are still highly regarded to this day.

 

Born in 1922 in Toronto, Paul’s first ambition was to be a painter. As a young boy, he sketched farm houses in Hoggs Hollow, the late afternoon sun in High Park, Sunnyside at night, the enormous chimneys of the Don Valley Brickworks. When he was 8, he was one of two children chosen from his school to attend Arthur Lismer’s Saturday morning classes at the Art Gallery of Toronto (now Ontario). At 11, he started high school at Central Tech to study art. In his early teens, Paul left home and took refuge in the office of the Canadian Forum, which had reproduced some of his drawings. Eventually he changed his name from Droy to Duval. He soon found work designing booths for the Canadian National Exhibition and, later, for Eaton’s College Street store.

 

As a boy, Paul idolized Robert Louis Stevenson and wanted to be a writer like him. He continued to paint and exhibit his work into his 20s but writing became his living. His first writing job was as a book reviewer for the Globe and Mail. Then, in 1944, he was hired as the art editor for Saturday Night, a job he held for over 20 years. He used Saturday Night’s national platform to bring attention to artists from coast to coast. He also served as the art critic for the Toronto Telegram for 8 years.

 

Paul formed lifetime friendships with many of the artists he wrote about in countless exhibition catalogues, including the first for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and over 30 books on Canadian art. He organized exhibitions and was instrumental in building a number of important public and private collections. He put Canadian art on the map at a time when we did not see ourselves as having artistic originality and authenticity. He documented Canadian painting so that we would have a body of work that reflected our own internal and external landscapes.


From the late 1950s, Mr. Duval took up residence in the Studio Building in Toronto. The Studio Building was built in 1914 for members of the Group of Seven, a fitting residence for a man who so supported the artists and their achievements. He also was the co-founder of the Canadian Section of the International Association of Art Critics in 1957.

 

As many have said of Mr. Duval, including both friends and colleagues in the art community, he had the uncanny ability to make the art world accessible to all through his writing, providing a window into the flourishing world of Canadian art. As a gifted painter himself, his expertise was based upon a thorough and deep understanding of art. Recognized as one of Canada’s foremost art experts and critics, Mr. Duval prided himself on his art discoveries and sought to provide Canadians with some sense of a tradition of their own.

 

Cowley Abbott is delighted to offer this collection of paintings, prints and sculpture, as well as books from the personal collection of Paul Duval. These works and items surrounded Mr. Duval during his life in the Studio Building, a source of joy, inspiration and reference for the celebrated cultural figure.

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