Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art

Artworks shown below are included in the Cowley Abbott live auction scheduled for June 9th. Further details regarding buying with Cowley Abbott can be found by referring to our Conditions of Sale and the How to Purchase page.

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, The Red Square
Lot #21
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
The Red Square

oil on masonite
signed lower left
12 x 15.75 ins ( 30.5 x 40 cms )

Estimated: $11,000.00$9,000.00 - $11,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Gershon Iskowitz, Sketch for Tapestry
Lot #22
GERSHON ISKOWITZ
Sketch for Tapestry

oil on canvas board
signed and dated 1976 lower right
20 x 16 ins ( 50.8 x 40.6 cms )

Estimated: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Roches Point, Lake Simcoe
Lot #23
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
Roches Point, Lake Simcoe

oil on board
signed, titled and dated 1920 on the reverse
8 x 10.25 ins ( 20.3 x 26 cms )

Estimated: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Vue d’Hochelaga
Lot #24
MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN
Vue d’Hochelaga

watercolour and charcoal mounted to card
signed lower left
13.5 x 20 ins ( 34.3 x 50.8 cms )

Estimated: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Sorel Etrog, La Mer Study
Lot #25
SOREL ETROG
La Mer Study

bronze
stamped signature and edition (10/10 ) on the base
8.5 x 4.75 x 3.5 ins ( 21.6 x 12.1 x 8.9 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Sorel Etrog, Study for Madonna Bust
Lot #26
SOREL ETROG
Study for Madonna Bust

bronze
stamped signature and edition (1/10 ) on the base
8.75 x 4.25 x 3.25 ins ( 22.2 x 10.8 x 8.3 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $10,000.00$8,000.00 - $10,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Sorel Etrog, Homage to Dr. Martin Luther King
Lot #27
SOREL ETROG
Homage to Dr. Martin Luther King

bronze
stamped signature and edition (5/7) on the base
18 x 13.75 x 5.75 ins ( 45.7 x 34.9 x 14.6 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Efa Prudence Heward, Mrs. Decco (1940)
Lot #28
EFA PRUDENCE HEWARD
Mrs. Decco (1940)

oil on canvas
signed upper right; the artist’s name and address inscribed on a label on the reverse; a portrait sketch of a woman on the reverse
24 x 20.25 ins ( 61 x 51.4 cms )

Estimated: $60,000.00$40,000.00 - $60,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by John Goodwin Lyman, Regatta at San Sebastián
Lot #29
JOHN GOODWIN LYMAN
Regatta at San Sebastián

oil on panel
signed and dated 1929 lower left; signed, titled and dated 1930 with “Sketch for On the Beach (Saint­-Jean­-de­-Luz)” on the reverse
12.75 x 16 ins ( 32.4 x 40.6 cms )

Estimated: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Doris Jean McCarthy, Barachois
Lot #30
DORIS JEAN MCCARTHY
Barachois

oil on board
signed lower left; signed, titled and dated 1941 with a pencil sketch of the subject on the reverse
11.5 x 13.5 ins ( 29.2 x 34.3 cms )

Estimated: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Robert Wakeham Pilot, Parliament Hill, Overlooking the Rideau Canal
Lot #31
ROBERT WAKEHAM PILOT
Parliament Hill, Overlooking the Rideau Canal

oil on canvas
signed lower right
22 x 28 ins ( 55.9 x 71.1 cms )

Estimated: $22,000.00$18,000.00 - $22,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by John Goodwin Lyman, Fall Ploughing
Lot #32
JOHN GOODWIN LYMAN
Fall Ploughing

oil on board
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
15 x 18 ins ( 38.1 x 45.7 cms )

Estimated: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Girl with Red Hair
Lot #33
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Girl with Red Hair

oil on board
signed lower left; signed, titled and dated 1949 on the reverse
30 x 24 ins ( 76.2 x 61 cms )

Estimated: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Harold Barling Town, Through Utrillo’s Garden
Lot #34
HAROLD BARLING TOWN
Through Utrillo’s Garden

oil on board
signed and dated 1954 lower left; titled on the reverse and signed on the reverse of the frame
13 x 13 ins ( 33 x 33 cms )

Estimated: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by William Ronald, Invasion (1955)
Lot #35
WILLIAM RONALD
Invasion (1955)

oil on canvas
signed lower right
47.75 x 60 ins ( 121.3 x 152.4 cms )

Estimated: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Paul Peel, Statue in a Park
Lot #36
PAUL PEEL
Statue in a Park

oil on canvas mounted to board
14.75 x 10.75 ins ( 37.5 x 27.3 cms )

Estimated: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Robert Wakeham Pilot, Barbados, BWI
Lot #37
ROBERT WAKEHAM PILOT
Barbados, BWI

oil on board
signed lower left; signed, titled and dated 1959 on the reverse
12.5 x 16.75 ins ( 31.8 x 42.5 cms )

Estimated: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, House on the Highway
Lot #38
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
House on the Highway

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled, dated 1947 and inscribed “Mattawa” on the reverse
8.5 x 11 ins ( 21.6 x 27.9 cms )

Estimated: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Arthur Lismer, Fisherman’s Gear, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Lot #39
ARTHUR LISMER
Fisherman’s Gear, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

oil on board
signed and dated 1945 lower left; signed, titled, dated 1944 and inscribed “N. Ingonish - NS” on the reverse
12 x 15.75 ins ( 30.5 x 40 cms )

Estimated: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Arctic Tent, Pangnirtung, Baffin Island
Lot #40
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Arctic Tent, Pangnirtung, Baffin Island

graphite on paper
with artist’s notations; inscribed “293” on the reverse; titled on a gallery label on the reverse
7 x 9.5 ins ( 17.8 x 24.1 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Live Auction

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 7:00 pm EDT
Four Seasons Hotel
60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Public attendance at this auction will likely be limited. Please keep in touch with us in regard to attendance as we approach the auction date.

Previewing (by appointment)
Cowley Abbott Gallery
May 10th to June 9th
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