Auction Catalogue

Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art (Live Auction)
You are viewing artwork to be offered during the May 25th Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, taking place at 7:00 pm at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. All purchases are subject to the 15% Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by Paul-Émile Borduas, Abstract Composition
Lot #61
PAUL-ÉMILE BORDUAS
Abstract Composition

watercolour
signed and dated 1951 lower right
10 x 8.5 ins ( 25.4 x 21.6 cms ) ( sheet )

Sold for $21,850.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Jean Albert McEwen, Untitled Abstract
Lot #62
JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN
Untitled Abstract

watercolour
signed and dated 1952 lower right
14 x 20.5 ins ( 35.6 x 52.1 cms ) ( sheet )

Sold for $12,650.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Evan Penny, L. Faux
Lot #63
EVAN PENNY
L. Faux

plaster sculpture, mounted on a wood frame
accompanied by a clay maquette of “L. Faux” (measuring 17 ins x 15 ins x 3 ins overall) as well as a C-print on archive paper, signed, titled “L. Faux”, dated 2001 and inscribed AP #1 on the reverse (paper measures 10 ins x 8 ins overall)
43 x 36 x 12 ins ( 109.2 x 91.4 x 30.5 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Edwin Headley Holgate, Labrador Kitchen No. 2
Lot #64
EDWIN HEADLEY HOLGATE
Labrador Kitchen No. 2

wood engraving
signed in the lower margin
6.75 x 4.5 ins ( 17.1 x 11.4 cms )

Sold for $3,680.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by David Lloyd Blackwood, Loss of the Flora Nickerson
Lot #65
DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
Loss of the Flora Nickerson

colour etching and aquatint
signed, titled, dated 1993 and inscribed AP IX/X in the lower margin
31.75 x 19.75 ins ( 80.6 x 50.2 cms )

Sold for $16,100.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by David Lloyd Blackwood, Fire Down on the Labrador
Lot #66
DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
Fire Down on the Labrador

colour etching and aquatint
signed, titled, dated 1980 and inscribed “Artist’s Proof 5/10 Ed. 50” in the lower margin
31.75 x 19.75 ins ( 80.6 x 50.2 cms ) ( subject )

Sold for $48,300.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Wolf in Winter
Lot #67
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Wolf in Winter

gouache on card
signed lower right
8.5 x 10.25 ins ( 21.6 x 26 cms ) ( image )

Sold for $9,775.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by David Alexander Colville, A Book of Hours, Labours of the Months
Lot #68
DAVID ALEXANDER COLVILLE
A Book of Hours, Labours of the Months


“Hotel Maid” (hand printed colour serigraph, signed, titled, dated 1978 and numbered 23/75 in the lower margin, subject 9.5 ins x 7.75 ins, unframed); “January”, “February”, “March”, “April”, “May”, “June”, “July”, “August”, “September”, “October”, “November”, and “December” (twelve colour photolithographs, each sheet 13 ins x 11 ins and matted); contained within the original portfolio with title page and three pages of text (the third signed and numbered 23/75 by the artist); published by Fischer Fine Art Limited, London, in association with Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
17 x 15 x 2.75 ins ( 43.2 x 38.1 x 7 cms ) ( overall portfolio dimensions )

Sold for $16,100.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Lawrence Arthur Colley Panton, Study for the White Tree
Lot #69
LAWRENCE ARTHUR COLLEY PANTON
Study for the White Tree

oil on board
signed lower right; inscribed “Preliminary Study for ‘The White Tree’” on the reverse
16 x 14 ins ( 40.6 x 35.6 cms )

Sold for $1,265.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Charles Fraser Comfort, Northern Silence
Lot #70
CHARLES FRASER COMFORT
Northern Silence

oil on canvas
signed lower right
20 x 26 ins ( 50.8 x 66 cms )

Sold for $9,200.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by William Kurelek, The Killing Instinct (Temptations in the Desert Series)
Lot #71
WILLIAM KURELEK
The Killing Instinct (Temptations in the Desert Series)

mixed media on board
signed with initials and dated 1975 lower right; signed, titled and dated 1975 on the reverse
20 x 16 ins ( 50.8 x 40.6 cms )

Sold for $11,500.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by William Kurelek, Bad Companions (Temptation in the Desert Series)
Lot #72
WILLIAM KURELEK
Bad Companions (Temptation in the Desert Series)

mixed media on board
signed, titled and dated 1975 on the reverse
20 x 16 ins ( 50.8 x 40.6 cms )

Sold for $11,500.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Joyce Wieland, White Snow Goose of Canada Crest
Lot #73
JOYCE WIELAND
White Snow Goose of Canada Crest

embroidery floss crest
signed and dated 1971 on the mount board backing
5.5 x 4.5 ins ( 14 x 11.4 cms ) ( overall )

Sold for $5,060.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Gregory Richard Curnoe, Untitled (Canadian Flag)
Lot #74
GREGORY RICHARD CURNOE
Untitled (Canadian Flag)

stamp ink, gouache and graphite on paper
dated October 19, 1980 upper right
4 x 7 ins ( 10.2 x 17.8 cms )

Sale closed.

Artwork by Ted Harrison, The Grecian House (Dawson City)
Lot #75
TED HARRISON
The Grecian House (Dawson City)

acrylic on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1982 on the reverse
48 x 60 ins ( 121.9 x 152.4 cms )

Sold for $34,500.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Auction Information


Live Auction (Lots 1-123)

Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 pm

Gardiner Museum

111 Queen's Park, Toronto (map)

Please Note:  During the auction, artwork 

on offer will be presented via projected slides.

Collection of purchased artwork will not be possible

during the auction, however will begin at 9:00 am 

on Friday, May 26th at the Consignor Gallery.


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326 Dundas Street West, Toronto (map)


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