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Consignor’s Online Auction of Works on Paper, Prints & Books is a fantastic place to begin for someone new to the world of collecting art. The February sale offers a selection of prints, drawings, oil and watercolour paintings, photography and books to choose from in a broad range of prices, for both the emerging and seasoned collector. Purchasing a work on paper is often a more affordable opportunity to own an original work of art, or a print by a prominent artist whose original works are less accessible.

Presented below are some great examples of quality artworks offered in the February auction, all of which have estimates below $1000. Browse by your preferred subject matter, from calming landscapes, still lifes and street scenes to bold abstracts and expressive figural works. Keep in mind there is a total of 237 lots in the auction, so please visit our online catalogue for the entire selection.


Robert McInnis, Farm in Sunshine

Lot #219: RFM McInnis
Farm in Sunshine
watercolour, 9 x 12 ins
Estimated: $150.00 – $200.00

Tom Forrestall, Lumber DealerLot #85: Thomas de Vany Forrestall
Lumber Dealer
watercolour, 9 x 12 ins
Estimated: $700.00 – $900.00

Bruno Bobak, Willows

Lot #74: Bruno Bobak
watercolour, 9.5 x 11.5 ins
Estimated: $500.00 – $700.00

Ron Bolt, Rocky Mountain Suite #5

Lot #38: Ronald William Bolt
Rocky Mountain Suite #5
lithograph 22 X 30 ins
Estimated: $250.00 – $350.00


Nicholas Hornyansky, St. Lawrence Market, TorontoLot #50: Nicholas Hornyansky
St Lawrence Market
aquatint in colours
5.75 ins x 7.5 ins
Estimated: $200.00 – $300.00

Nicholas Hornyansky, Towers of University


























Lot #51: Nicholas Hornyansky
Towers of the University
aquatint in colours
5.25 x 4.5 ins
Estimated: $150.00 – $250.00

Fred Taylor, Looking Up St. Cecile Street, Montreal


























Lot #127: Fred Taylor
Looking Up St. Cecile Street, Montreal
colour serigraph
11 x 8.25 ins
Estimated: $400.00 – $600.00

Auguste-Louis Lepère, L'abrevoir au Pont-Marie, ParisLot #139: Auguste Lepère
L’abrevoir au Pont-Marie, Paris
6 x 9 ins
Estimated: $100.00 – $150.00


Alex Janvier, Untitled Composition


























Lot #61: Alex Janvier
Untitled Composition
19 x ins
Estimated: $900.00 – $1,200.00

William Perehudoff, La Plonge








Lot #19: William Perehudoff
La Plonge
colour lithograph
27 x 36.5 ins
Estimated: $500.00 – $700.00

Jean-Paul Jérôme, Guinée #37


























Lot #33: Jean-Paul Jerome
Guinée #37
acrylic on card
7 x 4.75 ins
Estimated: $400.00 – $600.00

Gordon Rayner, Untitled




















Lot #15: Gordon Rayner
colour lithograph
22.5 x 29 ins
Estimated: $400.00 – $600.00


Jean-Paul Lemieux, La magie Lemieux (portfolio)





















Lot #37: Jean Paul Lemieux
ten unsigned photolithographs
19 x 23 ins
Estimated: $900.00 – $1,200.00

WJ Phillips, House of the Gulls, KarlukweesLot #22: Walter Joseph Phillips
House of the Gulls, Karlukwees
4.5 x 5 ins
Estimated:$500.00 – $700.00

Ken Danby, The ScullerLot #59: Ken Danby
The Sculler
colour serigraph
16.5 x 14 ins
Estimated: $300.00 – $400.00

Tom Hodgson, Couple Study


























Lot #88: Thomas Sherlock Hodgson
Couple Study
22 x 15.25 ins
Estimated: $500.00 – $700.00


Sarah Robertson, Floral Study in Blue


























Lot #92: Sarah Robertson
Floral Study in Blue
watercolour and graphite
11 x 9 ins ( 27.9 x 22.9 cms )
Estimated: $700.00 – $900.00

Carl Heywood, Story in SunshineLot #119: Carl Heywood
Story in Sunshine
colour screenprint
28.75 x 39.5 ins
Estimated: $400.00 – $600.00

Garnet Hazard, Still Life of Flowers


























Lot #140: William Garnet Hazard
Still Life of Sunflowers
21.75 x 18.25 ins
Estimated: $600.00 – $800.00

William Griffith Roberts, Pears in Old


























Lot #167: William Griffith Roberts
Pears in Old
9.75 x 6.5 ins
Estimated: $125.00 – $175.00

A Few Things to Keep in Mind…
-The estimate is our prediction of the selling price based on previous sales of similar works at auction – however, it is possible for the work to sell for a price lower (or higher) than the estimate. Check the online listing for the lot you’re interested in to see current bid.
-A buyer’s premium of 18% and applicable taxes are added to the final selling price of an artwork – something to factor in when placing a bid.
-Many artworks are framed, while others are not. Frames can be pricey – often several hundred dollars for a custom frame. Although the frame does not affect Consignor’s estimated value of an artwork, it does affect the total amount a buyer will spend on an artwork to hang in their home.
-You can request a condition report online to obtain specific details about the condition of an artwork, which can vary for works on paper, and affects any future conservation or restoration that may be needed.

Why Buy at Auction?
The quality and value of artworks sold at auction are often far superior to something of the same price at a commercial gallery or retail store. Auction prices reflect fair market value, whereas galleries set a higher, retail price for an artwork. Another advantage is that an artwork purchased at auction is more likely to retain its value, and may even increase in value. Consignor’s online auctions offer an optimal venue for the emerging collector. The concept of collecting art should not be intimidating and it is much more accessible than you think!

More Questions?
Our specialists are happy to answer any further inquiries regarding the February sale or the auction process. Contact us by phone at 416-479-9703, by email at [email protected], or visit the Consignor gallery at 326 Dundas Street West. We are hosting a coffee break event aimed toward emerging collectors on Saturday, February 17th, starting at 11 am. All are welcome to stop by the gallery to view the artworks in person and chat with us about art collecting!