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From the Collection of Paul Duval (Online Auction)
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Artwork by Anton Cetin, Eve Series 1977 (No. 9)
Lot #61
ANTON CETIN
Eve Series 1977 (No. 9)

colour lithograph
signed, titled, dated 1977, numbered 10/100 and inscribed “For Paul Duval, friendly Dec. 20th 1977” in the lower margin; unframed
23.25 x 30.25 ins ( 59.1 x 76.8 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $150.00$100.00 - $150.00

Next bid is: $50.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by Peter Aspell, The Lustful King
Lot #62
PETER ASPELL
The Lustful King

oil on card
signed and dated 1986 upper right; titled on a gallery label on the reverse
12.25 x 8.75 ins ( 31.1 x 22.2 cms ) ( sight )

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

Current bid: $1,600.00
Next bid is: $1,800.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by Lindee Climo , Steer
Lot #63
LINDEE CLIMO
Steer

oil on board
signed lower right
16.75 x 17 ins ( 42.5 x 43.2 cms )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $250.00
Next bid is: $275.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by Graham Fowler, Torrential Study #5
Lot #64
GRAHAM FOWLER
Torrential Study #5

graphite
signed and dated 1984 lower right; titled on the reverse
22.5 x 30 ins ( 57.2 x 76.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by John Godfrey, Landscape with Birds
Lot #65
JOHN GODFREY
Landscape with Birds

oil on canvas
signed lower left; dated “March 1974” on the reverse; unframed
11 x 14 ins ( 27.9 x 35.6 cms )

Estimated: $200.00$100.00 - $200.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Selection of Fourteen Canadian Art Reference Books
Lot #66
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Selection of Fourteen Canadian Art Reference Books

fourteen books
“Paul-Émile Borduas” (François-Marc Gagnon, 1988);
“Great Canadian Painting: A Century of Art” (Elizabeth Kilbourn, 1966);
“Visions of Light and Air: Canadian Impressionism, 1885-1920” (Musée du Québec, Québec, 1995);
“Home Truths: A Celebration of Family Life by Canada’s Best-Loved Painters” (Joan Murray, 1997);
“Impressionism in Canada: 1895-1935” (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1974);
“The McMichael Conservation Collection” (Paul Duval, 1970; possible working copy with notations by author within text);
“The Tangled Garden” (Paul Duval, 1978, signed and inscribed by Paul Duval to Alfred and Margaret Casson on inside cover with accompanying note on editorial corrections);
“Three Hundred Years of Canadian Art - An Exhibition Arranged in Celebration of the Centenery” (National Gallery of Canada, 1967);
“Georgian Canada: Conflict and Culture 1745-1820” (Donald Blake Webster, 1984);
“Lasting Impressions: Celebrated Works from the Art Gallery of Hamilton” (Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2005);
“The Arts of French Canada 1613-1870” (The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1946);
“A People’s Art: Primitive, Naïve, Provincial, and Folk Painting in Canada” (J. Russell Harper, 1974);
“Fortin” (Guy Robert, 1982, inscribed and signed by the author on the inside cover page)
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Estimated: $500.00$400.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $150.00
Next bid is: $175.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Twenty-Nine Miscellaneous Canadian Art Reference Books and Catalogues
Lot #67
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Twenty-Nine Miscellaneous Canadian Art Reference Books and Catalogues

reference books and catalogues
“Ontario Now: A Survey of Contemporary Art” (The Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1976);
“Twentieth Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Canadian Art” (The Art Gallery of Hamilton, October 1969);
“The Hart House Collection of Canadian Paintings” (Jeremy Adamson, 1969);
“The Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery and Museum of Fine Art” (Owen Sound, 1978);
“Somewhere Beyond the Sea” (Masterworks Museum of Bermuda, 2008);
“The Samuel E. Weir Collection” (The Weir Library of Art, 1985);
“The Fourth Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art 1961” (The National Gallery, 1961);
“Collector’s Canada” (Dennis Reid, 1988);
“Crownlife/Crownx Canadian Collection” (Toronto, 1987);
“Borduas, Riopelle e la giovane pitura canadese: (Galleria Levi, 1962);
“Ontario Society of Artists 75th Annual Spring Exhibition”;
“Exposition Mini Parent 33 Dessigns La Librairie Tranquille crd” (Montreal, 1948);
“Painters Eleven” (”The Park Gallery, 1957); with exhibition poster;
“14th Annual Winter Exhibition” (Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1963);
“Permanent Collection 1961-1985” (Art Gallery of Northumberland, 1977);
“The 22nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Canadian Art” (The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Octoner 1971);
“Twentieth Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Canadian Art” (The Art Gallery of Hamilton, October 1969);
“Some Paintings Drawings and Prints from the Douglas Duncan Collection” (Province of Ontario Council for the Arts, n.d.);
“ The R.C.A. Exhibition” (The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1980);
“A Collector’s Choice of Canadian Art” (The Bram Garber Collection, 1981);
“Canadian Group of Painters” (1962);
“Some artists who have lived and worked in Hamilton” (T.R. MacDonald. 1967);
“The Art Gallery of Hamilton Twenty-First Annual Exhibition, 1970”
“Seventh Biennal of Canadian Painting” (The National Gallery of Canada, 1968);
“Ontario Society of Artists: 100 Years 1872-1972” (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1972);
“History of The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts” (Hugh G. Jones, 1934);
“Documentary Catalogue 1952-1992: (Colour and Form Society, 1992);
“One Hundred Years of Canadian Painting” (Laing Galleries, 1959);
“A Checklist of the Permanent Collection to December 3, 1971” (The Art Gallery of Windsor, 1971)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $275.00
Next bid is: $300.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Paul Duval “Leo Mol”; Leo Mol “Judy” and “Lora” lithographs
Lot #68
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Paul Duval “Leo Mol”; Leo Mol “Judy” and “Lora” lithographs

book with two prints
Paul Duval, “Leo Mol”, Loch Gallery, Winnipeg, 1982; signed by the author and artist on the frontispage, with inscription from Leo Mol; includes
“Judy” (print, signed, titled and numbered 151/165 in pencil in the lower margin, 11.5 x 9 inches sheet size);
“Lora” (print, signed, titled and numbered 151/165 in pencil in the lower margin, 11.5 x 9 inches); both in original case; both unframed
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Estimated: $200.00$100.00 - $200.00

Current bid: $125.00
Next bid is: $150.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Five Indigenous and Inuit Art Reference Books
Lot #69
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Five Indigenous and Inuit Art Reference Books

five books
“Singing Songs to the Spirit” (Heritage Stamp Collection, Canada Post, 1980);
“Eskimo - Plastik” (Henry Schaefer-Simmern, 1968);
“Indian Painting” (Philip S. Rawson, 1961);
“Early Indian Village Churches” (John Veillette, Gary White, 1977);
“Indian Art in America” (Frederick J. Dockstader, 1961)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Five Canadian Forum Journals
Lot #70
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Five Canadian Forum Journals

five books
“The Canadian Forum, Vol. I” (1920 - 1921);
“The Canadian Forum, Vol. II” (Oct. 1921 - Sept. 1922);
“The Canadian Forum, Vol. IV” (Oct. 1923 - Sept. 1924);
“The Canadian Forum, Vol. V” (Oct. 1924 - Sept. 1925);
“The Canadian Forum, Vol. VI” (Oct. 1925 - Sept. 1926)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $75.00
Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by John Godfrey, The Market
Lot #71
JOHN GODFREY
The Market

oil on canvas
signed to the lower left; dated “Nov 1973” on the reverse
30 x 30 ins ( 76.2 x 76.2 cms )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Ronald York Wilson, Blue Opus
Lot #72
RONALD YORK WILSON
Blue Opus

colour lithograph
signed, titled and numbered “HC 2/25” in the lower margin; unframed
21.75 x 24 ins ( 55.2 x 61 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $200.00$150.00 - $200.00

Current bid: $75.00
Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Paul Duval, Bouquet of Pansies
Lot #73
PAUL DUVAL
Bouquet of Pansies

watercolour
signed “N. Droy” lower left, also signed faintly lower right
9.75 x 7 ins ( 24.8 x 17.8 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $150.00$100.00 - $150.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Teleforas Valius, The Late Morning L III
Lot #74
TELEFORAS VALIUS
The Late Morning L III

colour lithograph and book
signed, titled and dated 1974, inscribed “Paris” and numbered 15/25 in the lower margin; unframed; sold with a copy of “Telesforas Valius” (Romas Viesulas, forward by Paul Duval, Tav Publishing, Toronto, 1984, inscribed “In gratitude for enriching this volume by your sensitivity and insight displayed in the forward. Sincerely, Aldona Valius” on the inside frontispage)
30 x 22.25 ins ( 76.2 x 56.5 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $150.00$100.00 - $150.00

Current bid: $200.00
Next bid is: $225.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Pat Miele, Mask
Lot #75
PAT MIELE
Mask

bronze on alabaster
signed and dated 1990 (incised)
14 x 5.75 x 5.75 ins ( 35.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Twenty-Seven Realist Art Reference Books
Lot #76
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Twenty-Seven Realist Art Reference Books

books
“Fred Ross” (Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, 1973);
“Christine Pflug” (Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, 1971);
“Christine Pflug” (The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1966);
“John Hall’s Imitations of Life” (Nancy Tousley, 1989);
“Michael Thompson” (Gallery Moos, 1988);
“Four Ontario Realists” (The Art Gallery of Brant, 1976);
“Ivan Zadok Bray: Poetry and Truth” (Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art);
“Tom Forrestall” (Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 1972);
“Ken Danby” (Gallery Moos, 1967) - 2 copies;
“Ivan Eyre” (Mira Godard Gallery, 1978);
“Danby” (Gallery Moos, 1979) - 2 copies;
“Ken Danby” (Gallery Moos, 1989) - 4 copies;
“Ken Danby: The Graphic Work” (Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1989);
“Valerie Palmer” (Loch Gallery, 2012);
“Barry McCarthy: The Inner Atlantic” (The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 1995, one signed by the artist) - 2 copies;
“Christine Pflug” (The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1974);
“Christopher Pratt” (Galerie Godard Lefort, 1970);
“Hugh Mackenzie” (Morris Gallery, 1979);
“Richard Robertson: Works on Paper” (The Nickle Arts Museum of the University of Calgary, 1982);
“Aspects of Realism” (Rothmans, 1976);
“D.P. Brown, Ken Danby, Tom Forrestall, Christopher Pratt” (Pierre Boutin, 1974) - 2 copies



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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $75.00
Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Paul Duval “Ken Danby”; Ken Danby “Looking In” lithograph
Lot #77
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Paul Duval “Ken Danby”; Ken Danby “Looking In” lithograph

book with colour serigraph
Paul Duval, “Ken Danby”, Gallery Moos Limited, Toronto, 1974; includes “Looking In” (colour serigraph (20 colours), signed, dated 1974 and numbered 6/25 in pencil in the lower margin, 11.75 ins x 11.75 (sheet)); presented within the original slipcase; unframed
11.75 x 11.75 ins ( 29.8 x 29.8 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $250.00$150.00 - $250.00

Current bid: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Thirty-Two Exhibition Catalogues and Art Journals
Lot #78
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Thirty-Two Exhibition Catalogues and Art Journals

catalogues and journals
“47th Annual Water Color and Print Exhibition” (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1949);
“Paintings and Prints” (University of New Brunswick, 1954) - 4 copies;
“Paintings by Old and Modern Masters” (University of New Brunswick, 1955) - 4 copies;
“Constitution and By-Laws” (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1952);
“Maurice Cullen” (Romain Gour, 1952);
“Albert H. Robinson: The Painter’s Painter” (Thomas R. Lee, 1956);
“Henri Masson”;
“First Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting” (National Gallery of Canada, 1955);
“Exhibition of Contemporary British Painting” (National Gallery of Canada, 1935);
“Exhibition of Canadian Art, New York World’s Fair” (National Gallery of Canada, 1939);
“Paintings from the Collection of John A. MacAulay” (National Gallery of Canada, 1954);
“Canadian Water Colours” (National Gallery of Canada, 1948);
“Arthur Lismer” (E.R. Hunter, 1946);
“Canadian Review of Music and Art” (Vol. 3 - No. 5 ,6; 1944);
“Canadian Review of Music and Art” (Vol. 5 - No. 4 ,5; 1946);
“Canadian Review of Music and Art” (Vol. 5 - No. 6 ,7; 1947);
“Canadian Art” (Vol. VIII - No. 3, 1951);
“Canadian Art” (Vol. XII - No. 1, 1954);
“Canadian Art” (Vol. XII - No. 3, 1955);
“The Diary of Daniel Fowler” (Thomas R. Lee, 1843);
“Maritime Art” (Vol. 1 - No. 4, 1941);
“Maritime Art” (Vol. 2 - No. 2, 1941);
“Maritime Art” (Vol. 2 - No. 5, 1942);
“Maritime Art” (Vol. 2 - No. 4, 1942);
“The Canadian Graphic Art Year Books” (Ryerson Press, 1931)


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Estimated: $500.00$400.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $250.00
Next bid is: $275.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Fifteen Canadian Artist Reference Books
Lot #79
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Fifteen Canadian Artist Reference Books

books
“Emily Carr: Her Paintings and Sketches” (Oxford University Press, 1945);
“Emily Carr, a centennial exhibition” (The Vancouver Art Gallery, 1971);
“Dennis Burton Retrospective” (The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 1977, signed by the artist on the frontispage);
“Borduas 1905-1960” (Stedelijk museum amsterdam, 1961);
“Fritz Brandtner: 1896-1969” (Kastel Gallery, 1969);
“Artist at War” (Charles Comfort, 1956);
“E. Grace Coombs Artist” (Lorne Pierce, 1949);
“Jack Chambers Retrospective” (London Regional Art Gallery, 1988);
“The Brave New World of Fritz Brandtner” (Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1982);
“The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch” (Robert Adams, 1988, signed by the author on the frontispage);
“Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith (1846-1923)” (Roger Boulet, 1977);
“Paul-Émile Borduas Writings 1942-1958” (François Marc-Gagnon, 1978);
“Walter Bachinski” (Galerie de Bellefeuille, 1996, signed by the artist on the frontispiece);
“Colville” (David Burnett, 1983);
“Andre Bieler: An Artist’s Life and Times” (Frances K. Smith, 1980)

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Estimated: $500.00$400.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $150.00
Next bid is: $175.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Eight Canadian Art Reference Books
Lot #80
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Eight Canadian Art Reference Books

eight books
“Rody Kenny Courtice: The Pattern of Her Times” (Linda Jansma, 2006);
“Canvas of War: Painting the Canadian Experience 1914-1945” (Dean F. Oliver, Laura Brandon, 2000);
“The Art of Alex Colville” (Helen J. Dow, 1972);
“Aspects of Realism” (Rothmans, 1976);
“Four Decades: The Canadian Group of Painters and their contemporaries 1930-1970” (Paul Duval, 1972);
“High Realism in Canada” (Paul Duval, 1974);
“Ivan on Eyre: The Paintings” (Pavilion Gallery, 2004);
“York Wilson” (Paul Duval, 1978)
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Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

Closes January 28th at 03:45:00 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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