Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art

You are viewing artwork which was included in the Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, which took place on Monday, November 22nd. The posted prices include the 20% Buyer's Premium and works marked “Sale Closed” remain available for possible after-sale purchase. 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 Jack Hamilton Bush, Purple, Lime, Brown
Lot #16
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Purple, Lime, Brown

oil on canvas
titled and dated “1965 March” on the reverse
72 x 69 ins ( 182.9 x 175.3 cms )

Sold for $432,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Sans titre (circa 1959)
Lot #14
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Sans titre (circa 1959)

oil on canvas
inscribed “24” on the reverse; catalogue raisonne #1959.053H.V1959
34 x 39 ins ( 86.4 x 99.1 cms )

Sold for $504,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Near Métis, Quebec
Lot #42
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Near Métis, Quebec

oil on panel
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
10.5 x 13.75 ins ( 26.7 x 34.9 cms )

Sold for $114,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Franklin Carmichael, La Cloche
Lot #29
FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL
La Cloche

oil on board
dated 1936 and inscribed “OS-19” with the estate stamp on the reverse
10 x 12 ins ( 25.4 x 30.5 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by William Kurelek, Behold Man Without God (#3)
Lot #27
WILLIAM KURELEK
Behold Man Without God (#3)

mixed media on board
signed with monogram lower right; inscribed “XX” on the reverse; titled and dated 1972 on the reverse of the artist’s frame
38 x 24 ins ( 96.5 x 61 cms )

Sold for $78,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Christian Marcel Barbeau, Rétine Ying Yang
Lot #15
CHRISTIAN MARCEL BARBEAU
Rétine Ying Yang

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1966 on the reverse
54 x 54 ins ( 137.2 x 137.2 cms )

Sold for $60,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Ivan Kenneth Eyre, Iron Ridge
Lot #32
IVAN KENNETH EYRE
Iron Ridge

oil and acrylic on canvas
signed lower right; titled on the reverse; signed, titled and dated 1972 on the stretcher
58 x 64 ins ( 147.3 x 162.6 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by James Wilson Morrice, A Bridge in London (ca. 1913-15)
Lot #30
JAMES WILSON MORRICE
A Bridge in London (ca. 1913-15)

oil on board
“Studio / J.W. Morrice” stamp on the reverse
11 x 14 ins ( 27.9 x 35.6 cms )

Sold for $192,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Molly Lamb Bobak, Beach Crowd
Lot #10
MOLLY LAMB BOBAK
Beach Crowd

oil on canvas
signed lower right
36 x 48 ins ( 91.4 x 121.9 cms )

Sold for $108,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Sorel Etrog, Pulcinella II
Lot #64
SOREL ETROG
Pulcinella II

bronze
stamped signature (twice) and numbered (1/7) on the base
44 x 16 x 7.5 ins ( 111.8 x 40.6 x 19.1 cms ) ( overall (including base) )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Ronald Langley Bloore, Peace Stars for Vince #IV
Lot #33
RONALD LANGLEY BLOORE
Peace Stars for Vince #IV

oil on board (diptych, framed together)
signed, titled, dated 1988 and inscribed “IV” on the reverse of each panel
96 x 96 ins ( 243.8 x 243.8 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Maisons, Ste-Rose
Lot #56
MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN
Maisons, Ste-Rose

oil on canvas
signed lower right
15.5 x 23.25 ins ( 39.4 x 59.1 cms )

Sold for $28,800.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Jean Albert McEwen, Suite des pays vastes
Lot #34
JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN
Suite des pays vastes

oil on canvas
titled and dated 1972 on the gallery label on the reverse
40 x 40 ins ( 101.6 x 101.6 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by William Ronald, Sabi
Lot #17
WILLIAM RONALD
Sabi

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1958 upper left; signed lower left; signed, titled, dated “18/11/58” and inscribed with Kootz Gallery Inventory Number “R-69” on the reverse

60 x 70 ins ( 152.4 x 177.8 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by William Perehudoff, AC-78-28
Lot #38
WILLIAM PEREHUDOFF
AC-78-28

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1978 on the reverse
31.25 x 94 ins ( 79.4 x 238.8 cms )

Sold for $48,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Landscape, Spruce Pine Beetle Kill
Lot #24
LAWRENCE PAUL YUXWELUPTUN
Landscape, Spruce Pine Beetle Kill

acrylic on linen
signed and dated 2008 lower right; unframed
72.5 x 49.25 ins ( 184.2 x 125.1 cms )

Sold for $78,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Frederick Arthur Verner, Elk Browsing
Lot #53
FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER
Elk Browsing

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1888 lower right
24 x 36 ins ( 61 x 91.4 cms )

Sold for $27,500.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, Morning, St. Tite des Caps
Lot #7
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Morning, St. Tite des Caps

oil on panel
signed lower right; signed on the reverse; signed and titled on the reverse of the framing
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms )

Sold for $55,200.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff, Ladies and Habitant Sleighing in Winter
Lot #44
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF
Ladies and Habitant Sleighing in Winter

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1861 lower left
9 x 11 ins ( 22.9 x 27.9 cms )

Sold for $48,000.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Near Kincardine
Lot #6
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Near Kincardine

oil on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1968 on the reverse
9.5 x 11.25 ins ( 24.1 x 28.6 cms )

Sold for $40,800.00
Sale date: November 22nd 2021

Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art

Monday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm EST
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
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