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From the Collection of Paul Duval (Online Auction)
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Artwork by Kosso Eloul, Maquette for “Meeting Place”
Lot #43
KOSSO ELOUL
Maquette for “Meeting Place”

aluminum sculpture in two parts and book
signed, titled and dated 1983 (incised); inscribed “AP 2” and “to Paul fondly, Kosso”
(two pieces); sold with a copy of “Kosso 1964-1984” (Kosso Eloul, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1984)
10.5 x 23 x 9 ins ( 26.7 x 58.4 x 22.9 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00

Current bid: $2,500.00
Next bid is: $2,700.00

Closes January 28th at 03:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Graham Fowler, Abstraction
Lot #113
GRAHAM FOWLER
Abstraction

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1980 on the stretcher; unframed
42 x 60 ins ( 106.7 x 152.4 cms )

Estimated: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00

Current bid: $1,200.00
Next bid is: $1,400.00

Closes January 28th at 04:45:00 PM EST

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 Graham Fowler, Arrangement in Beige, Brown and Silver, 1981
Lot #2
GRAHAM FOWLER
Arrangement in Beige, Brown and Silver, 1981

acrylic on canvas
titled on tape on the reverse; sold together with publication Paul Duval, “Graham Fowler, Recent Works, 2 May - 9 June 1985” (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 1985, signed by Graham Fowler on the titlepage)
36 x 46 ins ( 91.4 x 116.8 cms )

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

Current bid: $950.00
Next bid is: $1,000.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Peter Aspell, The Lustful King
Lot #62
PETER ASPELL
The Lustful King

oil on card
signed and dated 1986 upper right; titled on a gallery label on the reverse
12.25 x 8.75 ins ( 31.1 x 22.2 cms ) ( sight )

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

Current bid: $1,600.00
Next bid is: $1,800.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 PM EST

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: $2,400.00
Next bid is: $2,600.00

Closes January 28th at 05:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Leo Mol, Ellen Paterson (Helen)
Lot #6
LEO MOL
Ellen Paterson (Helen)

bronze on a wooden base
signed, dated 1967 and numbered 2/10 (incised) on the reverse; titled on a label affixed to the wooden base; sold with a copy of “A Retrospective Exhibition of the Works of Leo Mol” (Mendel Art Gallery, The Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory Corporation, Saskatoon, 1975)
22 x 13 x 7 ins ( 55.9 x 33 x 17.8 cms ) ( overall )

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

Current bid: $750.00
Next bid is: $800.00

Closes January 28th at 02:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by Lindee Climo , Partridge Rock Hen as Eleonora of Toledo (after Bronzino)
Lot #111
LINDEE CLIMO
Partridge Rock Hen as Eleonora of Toledo (after Bronzino)

oil on canvas
signed lower left; signed, titled and dated 1991 on the reverse; Condition Noted: a long vertical scratch present on the lower half of the painting, sold “as is” and not subject to return (full condition report available upon request)
26.5 x 20.75 ins ( 67.3 x 52.7 cms )

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

Current bid: $900.00
Next bid is: $950.00

Closes January 28th at 04:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Lindee Climo , Muffed Rooster as Henry the VIII (after Holbien)
Lot #112
LINDEE CLIMO
Muffed Rooster as Henry the VIII (after Holbien)

oil on canvas
signed lower left; signed, titled and dated 1991 on the reverse
24 x 24 ins ( 61 x 61 cms )

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

Current bid: $1,600.00
Next bid is: $1,800.00

Closes January 28th at 04:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by Rose-Aimee Belanger, The Rock Collector
Lot #23
ROSE-AIMEE BELANGER
The Rock Collector

clay and metal sculpture
signed on the reverse of the chair
20.5 x 7.5 x 10.5 ins ( 52.1 x 19.1 x 26.7 cms ) ( overall )

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

Next bid is: $500.00

Closes January 28th at 02:30:00 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 Anton Cetin, Folio of Eve and the Moon
Lot #39
ANTON CETIN
Folio of Eve and the Moon

folio of nine prints
each signed, numbered 2/18 and dated 1975 in the lower margin; each unframed, housed in embossed folio cover and wood case, dedicated to Paul Duval and dated “January 12, 1976” by the artist; four exhibition catalogues on Cetin accompany this lot
16.25 x 12 ins ( 41.3 x 30.5 cms ) ( each sheet )

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

Current bid: $400.00
Next bid is: $425.00

Closes January 28th at 02:45:00 PM EST

Artwork by  Canadian School, Untitled
Lot #41
CANADIAN SCHOOL
Untitled

alabaster sculpture
inscribed “LAR 82” on the underside
17 x 21 x 4.5 ins ( 43.2 x 53.3 x 11.4 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $300.00

Closes January 28th at 03:00:00 PM EST

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

Closes January 28th at 05:00:00 PM EST

Artwork by René Marcil, Mme. Marcil
Lot #12
RENÉ MARCIL
Mme. Marcil

ink and graphite drawing
signed and dated 1951 lower left; sold with a copy of “René Marcil Drawings 1947-1980” (Paul Duval, Stanton Press, Toronto, 1981)
16.5 x 16 ins ( 41.9 x 40.6 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $275.00
Next bid is: $300.00

Closes January 28th at 02:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by Paul Duval, Valley Landscape
Lot #52
PAUL DUVAL
Valley Landscape

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

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes January 28th at 03:15:00 PM EST

Artwork by Graham Fowler, Torrential Study #5
Lot #64
GRAHAM FOWLER
Torrential Study #5

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: $100.00
Next bid is: $125.00

Closes January 28th at 03:30:00 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 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 Jack Weldon Humphrey, Mexican Market, circa 1938
Lot #22
JACK WELDON HUMPHREY
Mexican Market, circa 1938

brush and ink
signed lower left; signed and titled on the reverse
12.4 x 16.75 ins ( 31.5 x 42.5 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $400.00
Next bid is: $425.00

Closes January 28th at 02:30:00 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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