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From the Collection of Paul Duval (Online Auction)
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Artwork by John Godfrey, Horse and Carriage at Rest
Lot #121
JOHN GODFREY
Horse and Carriage at Rest

oil on canvas
signed lower left; dated “Sept. 1974” on the reverse; unframed
32 x 40 ins ( 81.3 x 101.6 cms )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Next bid is: $100.00

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Artwork by Pat Miele, Seated Woman
Lot #122
PAT MIELE
Seated Woman

bronze on alabaster
signed and dated 1990 (incised)
12 x 7.75 x 7.75 ins ( 30.5 x 19.7 x 19.7 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $75.00
Next bid is: $100.00

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Artwork by Peter Aspell, Journey of the Sun Goddess
Lot #123
PETER ASPELL
Journey of the Sun Goddess

oil on card
signed and dated 1985 upper right; titled on a gallery label on the reverse
12 x 8.5 ins ( 30.5 x 21.6 cms )

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

Current bid: $2,800.00
Next bid is: $3,000.00

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Artwork by John Godfrey, Standing Figure
Lot #124
JOHN GODFREY
Standing Figure

oil on canvas
signed upper right; dated “Feb. 1974” on the reverse; unframed
24 x 18 ins ( 61 x 45.7 cms )

Estimated: $250.00$150.00 - $250.00

Next bid is: $50.00

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Artwork by  Books and Reference, Twenty-Four Canadian Art Reference Books
Lot #125
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Twenty-Four Canadian Art Reference Books

books
“Canadian Art at Auction: 1975-80” (Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., 1980);
“The National Gallery of Canada Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture, Vol. III: Canadian School” (R.H. Hubbard, 1960);
“A Collection of Drawings and Watercolours by the Canadian Artist William George Richardson Hind” (Sotheby’s at Simpson’s, October 1967);
“Check List of The War Collections” (R.F. Wodehouse, 1968);
“A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 1” (Colin. MacDonald, 1967);
“A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 2” (Colin. MacDonald, 1968);
“A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 3” (Colin. MacDonald, 1971);
“A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 4” (Colin. MacDonald, 1974);
“Sotheby’s Catalogue of Pacific Northwest Coast Art” (1977);
“Who’s Who in Ontario Art” (Ontario Library Review, 1947);
“Who’s Who in Ontario Art” (Ontario Library Review, 1948) - 3 copies;
“Who’s Who in Ontario Art” (Ontario Library Review, 1949) - 4 copies:
“Who’s Who in Ontario Art” (Ontario Library Review, 1950) - 3 copies;
“Who’s Who in Ontario Art” (Ontario Library Review, 1951) - 3 copies;
“Who’s Who in Ontario Art” (Ontario Library Review, 1952);
“Who’s Who in Ontario Art” (Ontario Library Review, 1954) - 2 copies
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Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

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Artwork by  Books and Reference, Ten Canadian Art Auction Catalogues
Lot #126
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Ten Canadian Art Auction Catalogues

catalogues
Sotheby Parke Bernet - Canadian Art at Auction, 1968-1975 - 4 copies;
Sotheby Parke Bernet - Canadian Art at Auction, 1975-1980;
Sotheby’s Toronto - Canadian Art, Nov. 1981;
Sotheby’s Toronto - Canadian Art, Nov. 1983;
Sotheby’s Toronto - Important Canadian Art, Nov. 2012;
Sotheby’s Toronto - Decorative Works of Art and Paintings, March 1982;
Heffel Fine Art - Fine Canadian Art, May 2002;
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

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Artwork by  Books and Reference, Two Hundred and Seven Assorted Auction Catalogues
Lot #127
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Two Hundred and Seven Assorted Auction Catalogues

catalogues
Bonham’s -
Antiquities, April 1994
Canadian and European Art, June 2008

Richard Green -
Old Master and Impressionist Paintings, 1986
Modern British Paintings, 1986
Modern British Paintings, 1987
Modern British Paintings, 1988
Exhibition of Modern British Paintings, 1995

Heffel -
Two copies Canadian Art and International Art, November 1995
Fine Canadian Art, November 1996
Fine Canadian Art, November 1997
Fine Canadian Art, November 1998
Fine Canadian Art, November 1999
Fine Canadian Art, November 2001
Fine Canadian Art, May 2002
Fine Canadian and Irish Art, November 2003
Fine Canadian Art, May 2004
Fine Canadian Art, November 2005
Fine Canadian Art, November 2006
Fine Canadian Art, May 2007
Fine Canadian Art and Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art, November 2008
Fine Canadian Art and Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art, November 2009
Fine Canadian Art and Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art, May 2010
Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art and Fine Canadian Art, November 2010
Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art, May 2011
Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art, November 2008
Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art, November 2012
Fine Canadian Art, May 1999
Fine Canadian Art, May 2000
Fine Canadian Art, November 2000
Fine Canadian Art, May 2001
Fine Canadian Art, May 2003
Fine Canadian Art, November 2003
Fine Canadian Art, November 2004
Fine Canadian Art, May 2005
Fine Canadian Art, May 2006
Fine Canadian Art, November 2008
Fine Canadian Art, May 2011
Fine Canadian Art, November 2012

Joyner Fine Art -
Canadian Art, May 1986
Collection of the late Lawrence T. Porter, November 1987
Canadian Art, May 1987
Canadian Art, November 1987
Canadian Art, May 1988
Canadian Art, November 1988
Canadian Art, May 1990
Canadian Art, May 1991
Canadian Art, November 1991
Canadian Art, May 1992
Canadian Art, November 1993
Canadian Art, May 1994
Canadian Art, May 1996
Canadian Art, November 1998
Canadian Art, June 1999
Canadian Art, December 1999
Canadian Art, May 2000
Canadian Art, November 2000
Canadian Art, May 2001
Canadian Art, December 2001
Canadian Art, May 2002
Canadian Art, December 2003

Joyner Waddington’s -
Canadian Art, June 2003
Canadian Art, June 2004
Canadian Art, November 2004
Canadian Art, June 2005
Canadian Art, December 2005
Canadian Art, November 2006
Canadian Art, May 2007
Canadian Art, November 2007
Canadian Art, May 2008
Canadian Art, November 2008
Canadian Art, May 2009
Canadian Art, November 2009
Canadian Art, June 2010
Canadian Art, November 2010
Canadian Art, May 2011
Canadian Fine Art, November 2011
Canadian Fine Art, May 2012
Canadian Fine Art Auction Highlights, 2000-2012

David Messum -
Collection of paintings by the artists of the Newlyn School and other related works, Spring 1990
Spring 1989
British Impression: The Progress of Impressionism 1880-1940
Atelier 2006 - 2 copies
Atelier 2009
Atelier 2010

Ritchie’s -
Canadian Art Auction, December 1991
Canadian Art Auction, June 1992
Canadian Art Auction, November 1992
Canadian Art Auction, June 1992, Afternoon Session
Canadian Art Auction, June 1992
Decorative Art, September 1992
Canadian Art Auction, June 1993
Canadian Art, November 1993
Canadian Art, May 1994
Canadian Art, November 1994
Canadian Art, May 1995
Canadian Art, December 1995
Canadian Art, May 1996
Canadian Art, December 1996
Canadian Art (Estate of Dr. Max Stern, Montreal), June 2002
Canadian Art, March 2003
Canadian Art, March 2004
Painters Eleven & Their Contemporaries, June 1997
Canadian Art, September 1997
European & American Art, November 1994
European & American Art, May 1995
European & American Art, May 1996
European & American Art, December 1996
European & American Art, June 1997
Fine Jewellery, Decorative Art and Canadian Art, May 1991
Fine Jewellery, Decorative Art and Canadian Art, February, March 2001
European & American Art, December 2004

D&J Ritchie -
Canadian Art, December 1988
Canadian Art, December 1989
Canadian Art, June 1990

Sotheby’s -
Sotheby’s at Simpson’s - Canadian Drawings Part 5, October 1967
Sotheby’s & Co. (Canada) - Canadian Paintings, Drawings, Watercolours and Prints, October 1968 - 2 copies
Impressionist and Modern Watercolours and Drawings, April 1975
Important Impressionist and Modern Drawings and Watercolours, December 1976
Highly Important French Furniture, Decorations, Porcelain, Works of Art & Gold Boxes, February 1978
Important Inuit and Indian Art and Artifacts, July 1981
Sotheby’s at Scone Palace, Perth, April 1980
Sotheby’s at Scone Palace, Perth, April 1982
Sotheby’s at Gleneagles Hotel, August 1980
Important Latin American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, November 1984, New York
Latin American Art, November 1989
Canadian Art, May 1981
Canadian Art, November 1982
Canadian Art, June 1982
Canadian Art, May 1984
Important Canadian Art, November 1986
Important Canadian Art, November 1987
Important Canadian Art, November 1988
Important Canadian Art, November 1989
Important Canadian Art, May 1990
Important Canadian Art, October 1990
Important Canadian Art, May 1991
Important Canadian Art, November 1991
Important Canadian Art, May 1992
Important Canadian Art, November 1992
Important Canadian Art, May 1993
Important Canadian Art, November 1993
Important Canadian Art, May 1994
Important Canadian Art, September 1994
Important Canadian Art, November 1994
Important Canadian Art, May 1995
Important Canadian Art, November 1995
Important Canadian Art, December 1995
Important Canadian Art, May 1996
Important Canadian Art, November 1996
Important Canadian Art, December 1997 - 2 copies
Important Canadian Art, June 1998
Important Canadian Art, December 1998
Important Canadian Art, June 1999
Important Canadian Art, November 1999
Important Canadian Art, May 2000
Important Canadian Art, November 2000
Important Canadian Art, May 2001
Important Canadian Art, February 2002
Important Canadian Art, May 2003
Important Canadian Art, November 2003
Important Canadian Art, November 2004
Important Canadian Art, May 2004
Important Canadian Art, May 2005
Important Canadian Art, November 2005
Important Canadian Art, May 2006
Important Canadian Art, November 2006
Important Canadian Art, May 2007
Important Canadian Art, November 2007
Important Canadian Art, May 2008
Important Canadian Art, November 2008
Important Canadian Art, May 2009
Important Canadian Art, December 2009
Important Canadian Art, November 2011
Important Canadian Art and Fine Jewellery, November 1984
Important Canadian Art and Fine Jewellery, May 1985
Important Canadian Art and Fine Jewellery, June 1986
Important Canadian Art, May 1989
Sale of Contemporary Art 1945-1976, December 1976
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture (from the Collection of Monsieur Alfred Daber of Paris), April 1981
Decorative Works of Art and Paintings, October 1981
Decorative Works of Art and Paintings and Canadiana, June 1982

Waddington’s -
Canadian Fine Art, June 1982
December 1983
May 1987
November 1989
Fall 1993
Spring 1994
Fall 1994
Spring 1995
Fall 1995
November 1996
Inuit & Native Arts, December 1988
Inuit Arts, November 1990

MISC.
Toronto International Art Fair, 2001
Maynard’s - Canadian Fine Art, June 1995
Reeve, Mackay & Associates - Important Fine Art & Decorative Art, May 1997
Fraser Ltd. - October 1989
Fraser-Pinney’s, November 1991
Gardner Auctions - Collections of the Late Joseph H. Bauer, June 1965

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Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $325.00
Next bid is: $350.00

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Artwork by  Books and Reference, Twenty-Eight Exhibition Catalogues
Lot #128
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Twenty-Eight Exhibition Catalogues

exhibition catalogues
“Fred Ross” (Galerie Dresdnere, 1973);
“Hans Hofmann: Drawings” (André Emmerich Gallery, 1977);
“A Few Reflections from 1984” (Auu Bowman, 1984);
“More Reflections (Auu Bowman, 1986);
“Graham Fowler” (Douglas Udell Gallery, 1995);
“Vicky Marshall” (Heffel Gallery Ltd, 1998);
“Mind Over Matter (Jacquie Jacobs, n.d.);
“Bruce St. Clair: Paintings a Ten Year Survey” (Aggregation Gallery, 1977);
“Jack B. Yeats Paintings” (The Waddington Galleries, 1961);
“Mark Lang” (Gallerie de Bellefeuille, 2010);
“Jennifer Hornyak” (Galerie de Bellefeuille, 2009);
“An Open Window: New Paintings by Tracy Ziegler” (Odon Wagner, 2007);
“Jack Humphrey: A Retrospective Exhibition” (Galerie Dresdnere, 1974);
“Pierre Gauvreau” (Gallery Gevik, 2009);
“Louis de Niverville: 50 Years of Louis de Niverville (1957-2007)” (Ingram Gallery, 2007);
“Louis de Niverville Retrospective” (The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 1978
(Dedicated to Paul and signed by Joan Murray));
“Kim Ondaatje: Paintings and Prints” (London Public Library and Art Museum, 1972);
“Liz LePage” (The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 1996);
“Carl Schaefer: Retrospective Exhibition: Paintings from 1926 to 1969” (Art Gallery of Windsor (travelling), 1970, with accompanying note from the artist to Paul Duval);
“John Newman” (Art Gallery, Erindale College, University of Toronto (travelling exhibition), 1973);
“40 Years of Jack Nichols 1941-1981” (The Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, 1982);
“John Boyle: A Retrospective” (London Regional Art and Historical Museums, 1991);
“Jennifer Hornyak” (Galerie Claude Lafitte, 1987);
“Treacy Ziegler: The Lights of Passage” (Odon Wagner Gallery, n.d. (3 copies));
“Barry McCarthy: The Inner Atlantic” (The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 1995)
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Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $125.00
Next bid is: $150.00

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Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, White Forest; Alone La Cloche; White Pine; Snow Laden Spruce
Lot #129
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
White Forest; Alone La Cloche; White Pine; Snow Laden Spruce

four colour serigraphs
”White Forest” (titled and numbered AP 57/60 in the lower margin);
”Alone La Cloche” (titled and numbered AP 57/60 in the lower margin, small tear present at lower left edge);
”White Pine” (titled and numbered AP 60/60 in the lower margin);
”Snow Laden Spruce” (titled and numbered AP 57/60 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: $150.00
Next bid is: $175.00

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Artwork by John Godfrey, John’s Studio Window, Queen St.
Lot #130
JOHN GODFREY
John’s Studio Window, Queen St.

acrylic on canvas
signed upper left; titled and dated “Sept. 1973” on the reverse; unframed
24 x 24 ins ( 61 x 61 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $75.00

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Artwork by Paul Duval, Europe at Night
Lot #131
PAUL DUVAL
Europe at Night

oil on canvas
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

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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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