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From the Collection of Paul Duval (Online Auction)
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Artwork by Mary Alexandra Bell Eastlake, Newborn
Lot #81
MARY ALEXANDRA BELL EASTLAKE
Newborn

oil on canvas
9 x 14.75 ins ( 22.9 x 37.5 cms )

Estimated: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00

Next bid is: $1,500.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Florence Helena McGillivray, Mountain Study; Victoria Park
Lot #82
FLORENCE HELENA MCGILLIVRAY
Mountain Study; Victoria Park

two works on paper
“Mountain Study” (oil on paper laid on card, signed lower left, 9 x 7 ins);
sold with “Victoria Park” (watercolour, unsigned, titled and dated “July 6th -97” lower right, 4.5 x 6.5 ins);
each unframed
9 x 7 ins ( 22.9 x 17.8 cms ) ( largest )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $150.00
Next bid is: $175.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Evangeline (Eva) Bell-Smith Hills, Selection of Four Works
Lot #83
EVANGELINE (EVA) BELL-SMITH HILLS
Selection of Four Works

oils on artist board
“Still Life” (signed lower left, 9 x 11 ins);
“River Landscape” (signed lower left, 6 x 8 ins);
“Cottage Landscape” (signed lower left, 5 x 7 ins);
“Mountain Landscape” (signed and titled (indistinctly) on the reverse (6 x 8 ins);
each unframed
9 x 11 ins ( 22.9 x 27.9 cms ) ( largest )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Canadian School, Mount Fitzwilliam, B.C.
Lot #84
CANADIAN SCHOOL
Mount Fitzwilliam, B.C.

oil on canvas board
bears initials “F.M.B” lower right; unframed
5.5 x 4 ins ( 14 x 10.2 cms )

Estimated: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00

Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Four Canadian National Exhibition Catalogues
Lot #85
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Four Canadian National Exhibition Catalogues

catalogues
including 1931, 1937, 1938 and 1939 publications
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $250.00$150.00 - $250.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Thirteen Canadian Artist Books and J.E.H. MacDonald Reproduction
Lot #86
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Thirteen Canadian Artist Books and J.E.H. MacDonald Reproduction

books and a reproduction print
“Henry Wanton Jones” (Galerie Kastel Inc., 1994);
“Gordon Smith New Paintings” (Equinox Gallery, 1996);
“E.J. Hughes” (Galerie Dominion, 1991);
E.J. Hughes” (The Vancouver Art Gallery, 1967);
“Toni Onley, a partial retrospective, September 18, 1967” (Memorial University Art Gallery, 1967);
“The House of Heydenryk” (New York, n.d.);
“Toni Onley (Canada)” (Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, 1965);
“The McMichael Conservation Collection” (Paul Duval, 1967);
Carl Beam: The Columbus Bus” (The Power Plant, 1992);
“Sentimental Bodies: Régine Lhéritier” (Odon Wagner Gallery, 2001);
“Renoir à Riopelle” (Galerie Claude Lafitte, 1989);
“Hagan: The Mind and the Hand” (Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery, 1976; inscription to Paul Duval from Fred Hagan on the inside front cover; includes letter from Dennis Burton on Fred Hagan);
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: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Fifteen Reference Books related to Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven (with transparency of the “Northern Lights” by Tom Thomson)
Lot #87
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Fifteen Reference Books related to Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven (with transparency of the “Northern Lights” by Tom Thomson)

fifteen books and one transparency
“The Gallery of Canadian Art: Tom Thomson” (R.H. Hubbard, 1962);
“Tom Thomson: The Algonquin Years” (Ottelyn Addison in collaboration with Elizabeth Harwood, 1975);
“J.E.H. MacDonald Sketchbook, 1915-1922” (Hunter Bishop, 1979);
“A.J. Casson” (Paul Duval, 1951);
“J.E.H. MacDonald, R.C.A., 1873-1932” (Art Gallery of Toronto, 1965);
“The McMichael Conservation Collection” (Paul Duval, 1967);
“The McMichael Canadian Collection” (Paul Duval, n.d.);
“The Art of Tom Thomson” (Joan Murray, 1971);
“Aurora: The Mysterious Northern Lights” (Candace Savage, 1994);
“Lawren Stewart Harris A Painter’s Progress” (The Americas Society, 2000);
“Lawren Harris North by West: The Arctic and Rocky Mountain, Paintings of Lawren Harris 1924-1931” (Glenbow Museum, 1991);
“F.H. Varley: A Centennial Exhibition” (Christopher Varley, 1981);
“Lawren S. Harris: Urban Scenes and Wilderness Landscapes 1906-1930” (Jeremy Adamson, 1978);
“The Cartoons of Arthur Lismer” (Ian M. Thom, 1985);
“Bright Land: A Warm Look at Arthur Lismer” (Lois Darroch, 1981);
“Frederick H. Varley” (Peter Varley, 1983);
with Tom Thomson “Northern Lights” transparency
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $500.00$400.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $150.00
Next bid is: $175.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Eighteen Artist Handbooks
Lot #88
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Eighteen Artist Handbooks

eighteen books
“The Crossing Point: Selected Talks and Writings” (M.C. Richards, 1966);
“The Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art” (H.J. Plenderleith, 1956);
“Calligraphy Now: New Light on Traditional Letters” (Margaret Shepherd, 1984);
“The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques” (Ralph Mayer, 1981);
“Artists’ Techniques” (Dr. Kurt Herberts, 1958);
“The Artist’s Methods and Materials” (Maria Bazzi, 1960);
“The Artist’s Studio Handbooks” (Richard Seddon, 1984);
“Glossary of Print Techniques” (National Gallery of Canada, n.d.);
“Handbook for Museum Curators Part B” (The Museums Association, 1954);
“Paper Sculpture” (Paul McPharlin, 1944);
“Paper Making as an Artistic Craft” (John Mason, 1959);
“Methods and Techniques for Gouache Painting” (Arnold Blanch, 1946);
“A Book of Sample Scripts” (Edward Johnston, 1983);
“Paint and Painting” (The Tate Gallery, 1982);
“Enameling Principles & Practice” (Kenneth F. Bates, 1951);
“Painting the Figure in Watercolour” (Herb olsen, 1958);
“The Complete Printmaker” (John Ross, Clare Romano, 1972);
“Handbook of Type and Lettering” (Hildegard Korger, 1992)
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $75.00
Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Rudolf Stüssi, Figural Study
Lot #89
RUDOLF STÜSSI
Figural Study

watercolour
signed and dated 1984 lower right; unframed
21.75 x 29 ins ( 55.2 x 73.7 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $75.00
Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by John Godfrey, Dinner
Lot #90
JOHN GODFREY
Dinner

oil on canvas
signed lower left; dated “Dec 1973” on the reverse
32 x 40 ins ( 81.3 x 101.6 cms )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Fifteen International Art Auction Catalogues
Lot #91
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Fifteen International Art Auction Catalogues

fifteen catalogues
Phillips - Russian Art, April 1990;
Phillips - Modern British and Irish Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, November 1998;
Sotheby’s London - Post War and Contemporary Art, June 1989;
Sotheby’s New York - Contemporary Art, Part II, May 1989;
Sotheby’s New York - Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture, Part I, May 1989;
Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc - American Paintings, April 1977;
Sotheby’s New York - Impressionist and Modern Art, Part II, November 1995;
Sotheby’s New York - Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture, Part II;
Sotheby’s London - Impressionist and Modern Drawings and Watercolours, December 1990;
Sotheby’s New York - Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, February 1989;
Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc.- Rosensaft Collection, March 1976;
Parke Bernet Galleries - Various Owners Paintings, November 1968;
Sotheby’s - Important Old Master Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, May 1981;
Sotheby & Co - Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture, Watercolours and Drawings, April 1974;
Sotheby’s New York - Important Old Master Paintings, January 1996
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $50.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Eleven International Art Journals
Lot #92
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Eleven International Art Journals

eleven journals
“Rare Treasures of the Art World”- The UNESCO Courier, January 1957;
“Menace of the Art Thieves”- The UNESCO Courier, November 1965;
“Revue d’art”- L’Oeil, number 34, October 1957;
“Lucas Cranach à Bâle”- L’Oeil, number 227, June 1974;
“Décor et architecture, Retour de Chine, Le gothique à Valence, number 234-235, January 1975;
“L’Oeil”- number 223, February 1974;
“L’Oeil”- number 217-218, August-September 1973;
“L’Oeil”- number 209, May 1972;
“L’Oeil”- number 230, September 1974;
“The Connoisseur”- Volume 164, number 659, January 1967;
“Demeurs & Chateaux”- number 39 march/April 1987;
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $50.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Fourteen International Art Auction Catalogues
Lot #93
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Fourteen International Art Auction Catalogues

fourteen catalogues
six Sotheby’s auction catalogues including April 1979, November 1988, May & November 1995, 2005 & 2009;
two Sotheby Parke Bernet auction catalogues including 1974, 1973;
Sotheby & Co: The Rene Fribourg Collection Vol 1. and Vol. 2, 1964;
Sotheby’s Belgravia 1981;
Swann 2005;
Phillips 1990;
Christie’s 1993;
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $50.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Canadian School, Mountain Landscape
Lot #94
CANADIAN SCHOOL
Mountain Landscape

watercolour heightened with white
bears initials “F.M.B” lower right; unframed
5 x 7 ins ( 12.7 x 17.8 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by Lawrence Arthur Colley Panton, Portrait of a Young Man
Lot #95
LAWRENCE ARTHUR COLLEY PANTON
Portrait of a Young Man

oil on board
signed lower right; titled indistinctly on the reverse (scratched out); unframed
11.25 x 8.75 ins ( 28.6 x 22.2 cms )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $275.00
Next bid is: $300.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by William Abernethy Ogilvie, Setting Sun and Rock Form, Georgian Bay, 1984
Lot #96
WILLIAM ABERNETHY OGILVIE
Setting Sun and Rock Form, Georgian Bay, 1984

watercolour
signed lower right; titled and dated on a label on the reverse
14.5 x 20.5 ins ( 36.8 x 52.1 cms )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $200.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by Graham Fowler, Torrential Study #4
Lot #97
GRAHAM FOWLER
Torrential Study #4

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: $125.00
Next bid is: $150.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by Paul Duval, Nude Reclining; Standing Nude
Lot #98
PAUL DUVAL
Nude Reclining; Standing Nude

two works on paper
“Nude Reclining” (black marker on paper, initialed lower left; sight 10.5 x 13.25 inches); “Standing Nude” (graphite on paper, sight 13.5 x 10.25 inches)
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by John Godfrey, Studio Interior
Lot #99
JOHN GODFREY
Studio Interior

acrylic on canvas
dated “July 1973” on the reverse; unframed
60 x 48 ins ( 152.4 x 121.9 cms )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $125.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by John Godfrey, Eclectic Interior
Lot #100
JOHN GODFREY
Eclectic Interior

acrylic on canvas
dated “July 1973” on the reverse; unframed
50 x 59.75 ins ( 127 x 151.8 cms )

Estimated: $600.00$400.00 - $600.00

Next bid is: $100.00

Closes January 28th at 04:15:00 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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