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 Alexander Young Jackson, Shoals, Georgian Bay
Lot #77
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Shoals, Georgian Bay

oil on board
signed lower left; titled and dated “August 1959” on the reverse
10.5 x 13.5 ins ( 26.7 x 34.3 cms )

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

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 Norval Morrisseau, Shaman-Thunderbird Transformation
Lot #72
NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Shaman-Thunderbird Transformation

acrylic on kraft card, laid on masonite
signed in syllabics lower right
32 x 24 ins ( 81.3 x 61 cms )

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

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Sorel Etrog, Manon
Lot #5
SOREL ETROG
Manon

bronze
stamped signature and edition (4/7) on the base
49.5 x 12.5 x 8.75 ins ( 125.7 x 31.8 x 22.2 cms ) ( overall )

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

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by William Kurelek, The Grouse Mountain Sky Ride
Lot #6
WILLIAM KURELEK
The Grouse Mountain Sky Ride

mixed media on board
signed with initials and dated 1973 lower right; titled on a gallery label on the reverse
30 x 18 ins ( 76.2 x 45.7 cms )

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

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff, Portrait of Louise
Lot #61
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF
Portrait of Louise

oil on canvas, laid on canvas
11.5 x 9 ins ( 29.2 x 22.9 cms ) ( (subject, oval) )

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

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Manly Edward MacDonald, Duncan MacDonald Fishing Before Waterfall
Lot #16
MANLY EDWARD MACDONALD
Duncan MacDonald Fishing Before Waterfall

oil on canvas
signed lower left
15 x 19 ins ( 38.1 x 48.3 cms )

Estimated: $2,200.00$1,800.00 - $2,200.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Frank Hans Johnston, The Velvet of Winter Woods
Lot #85
FRANK HANS JOHNSTON
The Velvet of Winter Woods

oil on board
signed and dated 1932 lower middle left; signed and titled on the reverse
25 x 30 ins ( 63.5 x 76.2 cms )

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

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by John Hartman, The Old Port and Mount Royal
Lot #75
JOHN HARTMAN
The Old Port and Mount Royal

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 2005 in pencil on the stretcher
30 x 36 ins ( 76.2 x 91.4 cms )

Estimated: $18,000.00$15,000.00 - $18,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Maud Lewis, At the Train Station
Lot #18
MAUD LEWIS
At the Train Station

mixed media on board
signed lower right
12.25 x 13.75 ins ( 31.1 x 34.9 cms )

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

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, October Morning, Épisy (1909)
Lot #53
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
October Morning, Épisy (1909)

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled, dated 1909 and inscribed “810”, “2158”, “Exhibited at Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Liverpool”, “No. 1” and “His Frame” (struck) on the stretcher; titled and inscribed “Owned by EJ Jackson, Lethbridge” on a label on the stretcher
21.5 x 25.5 ins ( 54.6 x 64.8 cms )

Estimated: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Charles Fraser Comfort, Midsummer Dawn, Percé
Lot #4
CHARLES FRASER COMFORT
Midsummer Dawn, Percé

oil on canvas
signed lower right; titled and dated 1977 on a label on the reverse
30 x 60 ins ( 76.2 x 152.4 cms )

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, 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 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 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 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 John William Beatty, Farm Machinery
Lot #1
JOHN WILLIAM BEATTY
Farm Machinery

oil on board
signed and dated 1918 lower left
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

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

Sale Date: June 9th 2021

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Hills Near Ripon, Quebec
Lot #9
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Hills Near Ripon, Quebec

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated “March 1962” on the reverse
10.5 x 13.25 ins ( 26.7 x 33.7 cms )

Estimated: $25,000.00$20,000.00 - $25,000.00

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

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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