Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art (Live Auction) Highlights

This page provides details on a selection of works of art sold in our Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art (Live Auction) which concluded on May 25, 2017. Select an item for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by Paul-Émile Borduas, Abstract Composition
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 Edwin Headley Holgate, The Three Forces
EDWIN HEADLEY HOLGATE
The Three Forces

oil on canvas laid down on board
signed with initials lower right
25.75 x 57.25 ins ( 65.4 x 145.4 cms ) ( overall )

Sold for $18,400.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Jacques Godefroy de Tonnancour, Sorbet aux douze oranges
JACQUES GODEFROY DE TONNANCOUR
Sorbet aux douze oranges

mixed media on board
signed, titled and dated 1969 on the reverse
47.75 x 47.75 ins ( 121.3 x 121.3 cms )

Sold for $18,400.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Edward John Hughes, Sidney, B.C.
EDWARD JOHN HUGHES
Sidney, B.C.

graphite
signed lower right
14.75 x 19 ins ( 37.5 x 48.3 cms ) ( sight )

Sold for $18,400.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Rita Letendre, L’Enchenteur
RITA LETENDRE
L’Enchenteur

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1960 lower left; signed, titled and dated 1960 on the reverse
14 x 16 ins ( 35.6 x 40.6 cms )

Sold for $17,250.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Sunset
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
Sunset

oil on board
signed with initials and dated 1910 lower left
5 x 7 ins ( 12.7 x 17.8 cms )

Sold for $17,250.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

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


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 David Lloyd Blackwood, Loss of the Flora Nickerson
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 Alexander Young Jackson, Gulf of St. Lawrence
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
Gulf of St. Lawrence

ink & watercolour, heightened with white
signed lower right, titled with notations in the margins; signed, titled and inscribed “Gulf of St. Lawrence (Beston); Illustration for The St. Lawrence, Rivers of America”, “A.Y. Jackson, Studio Bldg., Severn St., Toronto” and “To Farrar and Rinehart, 232 Madison Ave., New York” on the reverse
7.25 x 10.5 ins ( 18.4 x 26.7 cms ) ( sight )

Sold for $14,950.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Randolph Stanley Hewton, Portrait of Thomas Archer, Esq.
RANDOLPH STANLEY HEWTON
Portrait of Thomas Archer, Esq.

oil on canvas
40 x 33 ins ( 101.6 x 83.8 cms )

Sold for $14,950.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Artwork by Jean Albert McEwen, Untitled Abstract
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 Yvonne McKague Housser, Harvest Time
YVONNE MCKAGUE HOUSSER
Harvest Time

oil on board
signed lower left; a farmstead landscape on the reverse
12.5 x 16.25 ins ( 31.8 x 41.3 cms )

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

Artwork by Christian Marcel Barbeau, Le rouge et le noir
CHRISTIAN MARCEL BARBEAU
Le rouge et le noir

oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1963 on a label on the stretcher
32 x 39.5 ins ( 81.3 x 100.3 cms )

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

Artwork by William Kurelek, The Killing Instinct (Temptations in the Desert Series)
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)
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

Previous Auctions

Select from a list of previous auctions to view specific sale highlights.

June Auction of Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 26, 2019
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 28, 2019
 
May Auction of Canadian Artwork including Inuit Art (Online Second Session to Live Auction)
Sale Closed: June 5, 2019
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 26, 2019
 
March Auction of Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 20, 2019
 
February Online Auction of Works on Paper, Prints, Books & Sculpture (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 20, 2019
 
December Auction of Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 12, 2018
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 20, 2018
 
Online Auction of Canadian Artwork (Second Session to Live Auction)
Sale Closed: November 28, 2018
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 17, 2018
 
Contemporary Canadian Art Auction (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 26, 2018
 
September Auction of Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 12, 2018
 
July Auction of Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 18, 2018
 
June Auction of Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 13, 2018
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 29, 2018
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2018
 
March Auction of Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 14, 2018
 
February Online Auction of Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 21, 2018
 
December Auction of Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 6, 2017
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 23, 2017
 
September Auction of Canadian & International Arwtork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 20, 2017
 
Summer Exhibition of Canadian Artwork (Selling Exhibition)
Sale Closed: August 30, 2017
 
June Auction of Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 14, 2017
 
Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art (Live Auction)
Sale Closed: May 25, 2017
 
March Online Auction of Canadian & International Artwork
Sale Closed: March 8, 2017
 
December Auction of Canadian & International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 14, 2016
 
Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art (Live Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2016
 
September Auction of Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 21, 2016
 
Auction of Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 22, 2016
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 31, 2016
 
Auction of Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 23, 2016
 
Auction of Works on Paper including Prints (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 24, 2016
 
December Auction of Artwork
Sale Closed: December 9, 2015
 
Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 25, 2015
 
Auction of Canadian & International Art
Sale Closed: September 24, 2015
 
Variety “Art For The Heart” 2015 Charity Art Auction
Sale Closed: September 30, 2015
 
Auction of Canadian & International Prints
Sale Closed: August 27, 2015
 
Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Sale Closed: September 8, 2015
 
Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 28, 2015
 
March Auction of Canadian & International Art
Sale Closed: March 23, 2015
 
February Auction of Canadian & International Prints
Sale Closed: February 19, 2015
 
Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 28, 2014
 
September Auction of Canadian & International Art
Sale Closed: September 17, 2014
 
June Auction of Canadian & International Contemporary Art
Sale Closed: June 25, 2014
 
Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 29, 2014
 
March Auction of Canadian Art
Sale Closed: March 26, 2014
 
February Auction of International Art including Prints and Posters
Sale Closed: February 26, 2014
 
Premier Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 29, 2013
 
Canadian Art Auction
Sale Closed: September 25, 2013
 
Spring Auction of Canadian Art
Sale Closed: June 20, 2013
 
Fall Auction of Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 30, 2012
 
Spring Auction of Canadian Art
Sale Closed: June 23, 2012
 

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