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December Online Auction of Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
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Artwork by Alfred Swatkins, Three Landscapes
Lot #225
ALFRED SWATKINS
Three Landscapes

three etchings
each signed in the lower right margin; measuring 7.5 ins x 9.5 ins, 7.5 ins x 9.5 ins and 9.25 ins x 12 ins respectively (plate size)
9.25 x 12 ins ( 23.5 x 30.5 cms ) ( (largest piece) )

Estimated: $350.00$250.00 - $350.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes in 15 hours and 27 minutes
December 12th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Paul Fournier, Collection of Eleven Works
Lot #211
PAUL FOURNIER
Collection of Eleven Works

gouache and etchings
eleven works including “Untitled Abstract” (gouache on paper, signed, dated “81-5” and inscribed “To Jack - Love & Prayers” in pencil in the lower margin; also signed on the reverse, 8.75 x 6 inches); “Bat #1” (etching, signed, titled, dated ‘68 and numbered AP, sheet 7.5 x 5 inches);”Bat #2” (etching, signed, dated ‘68 and numbered 16/50 in pencil in the lower margin, sheet 11 x 7.75 inches); “Bat #3” (etching, signed, titled, dated ‘68 and numbered AP in pencil in the lower margin, sheet 8 x 5 inches); “Mouse Skull” (etching, signed, titled and dated ‘68 in pencil in the lower margin, sheet 8.75 x 6.75 inches); “Prophet Emerging” (etching, signed, titled, dated ‘68 and numbered 38/40 in pencil in the lower margin, sheet 7 x 9 inches); “Mole #3” (etching, signed, titled, dated ‘68 and numbered 25/50 in pencil in the lower margin, sheet 7.5 x 10.25 inches); “Crow Claws” (etching, signed, titled, dated ‘68 and numbered 14/25 in pencil in the lower margin, sheet 12.5 x 11 inches); “Landscape 67” (etching, signed, titled, dated ‘67 and numbered 73/100 in pencil in the lower margin, sheet 11 x 19.75 inches); “Shell Ensemble” (etching, signed, titled, dated ‘83 and numbered 12/100 in pencil in the lower margin, sheet 11.5 x 18.5 inches); “Paul Fournier” (signed, titled, dated ‘67 and numbered 21/35 in pencil in the lower margin, sheet 13.5 x 19 inches); all unframed
13.5 x 19 ins ( 34.3 x 48.3 cms ) ( largest )

Estimated: $350.00$250.00 - $350.00

Current bid: $280.00
Next bid is: $305.00

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December 12th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Rodolphe Duguay, Sans titre (Maison)
Lot #120
RODOLPHE DUGUAY
Sans titre (Maison)

woodblock print
signed in the lower margin
4.75 x 5.75 ins ( 12.1 x 14.6 cms ) ( image )

Estimated: $350.00$250.00 - $350.00

Next bid is: $200.00

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December 12th at 03:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by John Alfsen, Spring Landscape with Cottage
Lot #153
JOHN ALFSEN
Spring Landscape with Cottage

oil on masonite
signed lower right
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $50.00

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December 12th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by John Wycliffe Lowes Forster, The Gulf (Having a Nip)
Lot #198
JOHN WYCLIFFE LOWES FORSTER
The Gulf (Having a Nip)

oil on card
signed lower right; titled on the reverse and inscribed with the title and “April 28, 1875” on a card attached to the reverse
5 x 7.5 ins ( 12.7 x 19.1 cms )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $100.00

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December 12th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Unidentified, Standing Woman
Lot #85
UNIDENTIFIED
Standing Woman

stone sculpture
6 x 3 x 3 ins ( 15.2 x 7.6 x 7.6 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $200.00
Next bid is: $225.00

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December 12th at 02:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Jay Isaac, Untitled Abstract
Lot #44
JAY ISAAC
Untitled Abstract

oil on photograph
6 x 4 ins ( 15.2 x 10.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

Closes in 13 hours and 42 minutes
December 12th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by bears signature O. Leduc, Floral Still LIfe
Lot #215
BEARS SIGNATURE O. LEDUC
Floral Still LIfe

oil on canvas
inscribed “O. Leduc” and “1898” lower left
14.25 x 18 ins ( 36.2 x 45.7 cms )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $150.00

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December 12th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Carl Beam, Ultrasound
Lot #87
CARL BEAM
Ultrasound

mixed media on paper
signed lower right; artist’s seal lower left; unframed
15 x 12 ins ( 38.1 x 30.5 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $200.00

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December 12th at 02:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Fifteen Canadian Art Reference Books
Lot #115
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Fifteen Canadian Art Reference Books


“The Tranquility and the Turbulence” (Roger Boulet, M.B. Loates, Markham, Ont., c.1981); “The Group of Seven: Art for A Nation” (Charles C. Hill, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1995); “John Lyman, 1886-1967” (Louise Dompierre, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ont., c.1986); “André Biéler: An Artist’s Life and Times (Frances K. Smith, Firefly Books, Toronto, 2006); “The Art of Tom Thomson” (Joan Murray, AGO, Toronto, 1971); “David Milne: Painting Place = David Milne: un coin pour peindr” (Rosemarie L. Tovell, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1976); “Emily Carr” (Doris Shadbolt, Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto, 1990); “J.W. Morrice” (Lucie Dorais, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1985); “C.W. Jefferys” (Robert H. Stacey, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1985); “Bertram Brooker, 1885-1955” (Dennis Reid, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1979); “Jock Macdonald, 1897-1960” (Joyce Zemans, National Gallery of Canadam Ottawa, 1985); “Philip Surrey” (Jacques de Roussan, Lidec, Montreal, 1968); “Jock Macdonald: The Inner Landscape” A Retrospective Exhibition” (Joyce Zemans, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1981); “Jock Macdonald: Retrospective Exhibition” (National Hallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1969); “Walter J. Phillips: A Selection of His Works and Thoughts = un choix de son oeuvre et de ses réflexions” (Michael J. Gribbon, National Gallery of Canada for the Corporation of the National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1978)
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $250.00

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December 12th at 03:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Claude A. Simard, À Denise
Lot #155
CLAUDE A. SIMARD
À Denise

mixed media on paper
signed lower right, titled lower left
9 x 11 ins ( 22.9 x 27.9 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $200.00

Closes in 14 hours and 57 minutes
December 12th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by Homer Ransford Watson, Untitled - Forest Landscape
Lot #199
HOMER RANSFORD WATSON
Untitled - Forest Landscape

mixed media drawing
5 x 6.75 ins ( 12.7 x 17.1 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $240.00

Closes in 15 hours and 12 minutes
December 12th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Homer Ransford Watson, Lotus Eaters
Lot #200
HOMER RANSFORD WATSON
Lotus Eaters

mixed media drawing
titled in pencil within the margin
4.75 x 6.75 ins ( 12.1 x 17.1 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $240.00
Next bid is: $265.00

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December 12th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Antoine Bittar, Un dernier rayon
Lot #179
ANTOINE BITTAR
Un dernier rayon

oil on board
signed lower left; signed and titled on the reverse
10 x 8 ins ( 25.4 x 20.3 cms )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $250.00
Next bid is: $275.00

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December 12th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Estelle Muriel Kerr, The Patchwork Quilt
Lot #156
ESTELLE MURIEL KERR
The Patchwork Quilt

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1916 lower right
18 x 22 ins ( 45.7 x 55.9 cms )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $200.00
Next bid is: $225.00

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December 12th at 03:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by Robert Houle, Obsession
Lot #88
ROBERT HOULE
Obsession

etching
signed, dated 1975, titled and numbered 4/10 in the lower margin; unframed (matted)
12.5 x 7.75 ins ( 31.8 x 19.7 cms ) ( plate size )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $225.00

Closes in 14 hours and 12 minutes
December 12th at 02:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Carl Beam, Geronimo
Lot #89
CARL BEAM
Geronimo

mixed media on paper
signed lower right; artist’s seal lower left; unframed
15 x 12 ins ( 38.1 x 30.5 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $200.00
Next bid is: $225.00

Closes in 14 hours and 12 minutes
December 12th at 02:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Carl Beam, Residential Schools: An Essential Component of Genocide
Lot #90
CARL BEAM
Residential Schools: An Essential Component of Genocide

mixed media on paper
signed lower right; artist’s seal lower left; unframed
15 x 12 ins ( 38.1 x 30.5 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $250.00
Next bid is: $275.00

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December 12th at 02:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Walter Bachinski, Seated Woman with Legs Crossed II
Lot #180
WALTER BACHINSKI
Seated Woman with Legs Crossed II

charcoal drawing
signed and dated lower right
24.75 x 19 ins ( 62.9 x 48.3 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $225.00

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December 12th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Robert Kakegamic, Canoeing
Lot #91
ROBERT KAKEGAMIC
Canoeing

acrylic on paper
signed and dated 1969 lower right
17 x 23.25 ins ( 43.2 x 59.1 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $200.00

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Artwork by (After) Cornelius Krieghoff, The Portage
Lot #190
(AFTER) CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF
The Portage

coloured lithograph
8.25 x 11.25 ins ( 21 x 28.6 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $250.00
Next bid is: $275.00

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December 12th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Bert  Weir, Essex County
Lot #208
BERT WEIR
Essex County

oil on board
signed on the reverse; unframed
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $250.00

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December 12th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Tibor Nyilasi, House on Baldwin Street
Lot #192
TIBOR NYILASI
House on Baldwin Street

woodblock print
signed, titled, dated ‘69 (identified as an error by the estate) and numbered 1/10 in the lower margin; signed by the artist’s spouse on a label on the reverse
12.25 x 15.25 ins ( 31.1 x 38.7 cms ) ( plate size )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $250.00

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December 12th at 03:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Thomas Keith Roberts, Main Street
Lot #116
THOMAS KEITH ROBERTS
Main Street

silkscreen
signed lower right; Sampson-Matthews label affixed to the reverse; condition noted bottom right
19.75 x 26.75 ins ( 50.2 x 67.9 cms )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $200.00

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December 12th at 03:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Leo Ayotte, Pommiers, St. Hilaire
Lot #210
LEO AYOTTE
Pommiers, St. Hilaire

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1972 on the reverse
8 x 10 ins ( 20.3 x 25.4 cms )

Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $300.00
Next bid is: $325.00

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December 12th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Telford Fenton, Two Portraits
Lot #217
TELFORD FENTON
Two Portraits

conté
“Portrait of a Man” (conté on paper, signed and dated 1981 lower left, 38 x 25 inches); “Portrait of a Woman” (conté on paper, signed and dated 1977 lower right, 38 x 25 inches); unframed
38 x 25 ins ( 96.5 x 63.5 cms ) ( each sheet )

Estimated: $400.00$200.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $150.00

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December 12th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Telford Fenton, Two Works on Paper
Lot #218
TELFORD FENTON
Two Works on Paper

conté
“Self-Portrait” (conté on paper, signed and dated 1977 lower right, 24 x 18 inches); “Abstract Composition” (conté on paper, signed and numbered 7/20 lower right, 30 x 22.5 inches); unframed
30 x 22.5 ins ( 76.2 x 57.2 cms ) ( largest sheet )

Estimated: $400.00$200.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes in 15 hours and 27 minutes
December 12th at 04:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Fifteen Canadian Art Reference Books
Lot #114
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Fifteen Canadian Art Reference Books


“Impressionism in Canada: A Journey of Rediscovery” (A.K. Prakash, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart, 2015); “Architects & Artisans: Canadian Art 1890-1918” (Charles C. Hill, National Gallery Artistsof Canada, Ottawa, 2013); “Painting in Canada: A History” (John Russell Harper, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1966); “Treasures of The National Gallery of Canada” (David Franklin, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2003); “Canadian Art - Volumes 1 A-F and II G-K” (Charles C. Hill and Pierre B. Landry, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1988-1994); “The National Gallery of Canada” (Jean Sutherland Boggs, Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1971); “Index to Art in Canada to 1930” (Electronic resource, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa); “A Place for Art: The Architecture of the National Gallery of Canada” (Witold Rybczynski, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1993); “The Contemporary Arts Society: Montréal, 1939-1948 = La Société d’art Contemporain: Montréal, 1939-1948” (Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, c. 1980); “The Flat Side of the Landscape: The Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops” (John O’Brian, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, 1989); “Canadian Art: It’s Origin & Development” (William G. Colgate, The Ryerson Press, Toronto, c. 1943); “Saskatchewan: Art and Artists” (Terry Fenton and Wayne Morgan, Regina, s.n., 1971); “Our Own Country Canada: Being An Account of the National Aspirations of the Principal Landscape Artists in Montreal and Toronto 1860-1890” (Dennis Reid, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1979); “The True North: Canadian Landscape Painting 1896-1939” (Barbican Art Gallery, Lund Humphries, London, 1991); “Abstraction West: Emma Lake and after = Abstraction dans l’ouest le lac et après” (Terry Fenton, National Gallery of Canada Journal No. 11, 1 March 1976)
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $450.00$350.00 - $450.00

Next bid is: $300.00

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December 12th at 03:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Claude Breeze, Outerland Image: Spring
Lot #54
CLAUDE BREEZE
Outerland Image: Spring

colour lithograph
signed, titled, dated 1982 and numbered 7/15 in the lower margin
24 x 18 ins ( 61 x 45.7 cms )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Next bid is: $300.00

Closes in 13 hours and 57 minutes
December 12th at 02:30:00 PM EST

Artwork by Qavavau Ashoona, Bird Transformation (Standing Bird with Pants On)
Lot #86
QAVAVAU ASHOONA
Bird Transformation (Standing Bird with Pants On)

stone sculpture
signed in Roman “Kavava Ashoona” on the underside
14.5 x 10 x 2 ins ( 36.8 x 25.4 x 5.1 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Current bid: $250.00
Next bid is: $275.00

Closes in 14 hours and 12 minutes
December 12th at 02:45:00 PM EST

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