It is incredible to be entrusted with both the canvas and ths sketch for this important painting by J.W. Morrice “Neige, Canada (Snow. Canada)”. This beautiful painting is unlike any other Quebec canvases by the artist, while the sketch is a perfect opportunity to study the astute technique of this wonderful Canadian artist. As Lucie Dorais, Canadian art historian and author of “J.W. Morrice” (National Gallery of Canada, 1985), wrote in her essay on “Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada)”, “The appearance of “Neige, Canada/Snow, Canada” on the market is exceptional; its pairing with its recently discovered preparatory sketch is unique, a first for Morrice!” Do not miss the opportunity to view these exceptional artworks by J.W. Morrice. Visit our gallery to view the artworks and learn more about this interesting artist at CowleyAbbott.ca.
Lot 116. J.W. Morrice “Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada)” (circa 1905), oil on canvas, 18 x 25.75 insEstimated: $400,000-600,000Live Auction of An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 1)Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 pm (https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW41523)
Lot 18, J.W. Morrice, “Study for ‘Neige, Canada'”, oil on board, 9.25 x 13 insEstimated: $50,000-70,000Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 2)Thursday, December 1st at 4:00 pm (https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW39738)
Marcelle Ferron is remembered as a painter, stained-glass designer, and the creator of important public art. Large, vibrant, and dynamic, “Sans titre” is indeed irrepressible. The bold forms move to their own rhythms, which the Cowley Abbott specialists deeply admire. This work has a notable pedigree. It was one of the original paintings commissioned in 1960 for what became The Peter Stuyvesant Collection, a large body of cutting-edge abstract art formed in the Netherlands by Alexander Orlow. This monumental canvas by Ferron will be offered for sale in our exciting two-session live auction on December 1st. https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW42104
Rob Cowley discusses “Lake Superior-Pic Island” by celebrated Group of Seven artist, Arthur Lismer. Join Rob as he chats about this stunning depiction of a favourite locale by members of the Group.
This painting is featured in the Auction of An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art, the second session of the December 1st, 2022 Cowley Abbott Fall Live Auction.
You can view details of Arthur Lismer’s “Lake Superior-Pic Island” at this link:
Join Perry Tung as he highlights this exceptional painted and earthenware vase by Pablo Picasso and shares the story of Picasso’s owl. Included in the current International Art Auction. Find further details about the artwork herehttps://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW42199
Lydia Abbott discusses “Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada)” by James Wilson Morrice, a canvas which was first exhibited by the artist more than a century ago. Join Lydia as she chats about the rare Canadian canvas, making its auction debut with Cowley Abbott this fall. This painting is featured in the Auction of An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art, the second session of the December 1st, 2022 Cowley Abbott Fall Live Auction. You can view details of J.W. Morrice’s “Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada)” at this link: https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW41523
Join Lydia Abbott as she discusses “Drying Herring Roe”, a monumental 1938 canvas by the celebrated Jock Macdonald. The painting is featured in the Cowley Abbott Auction of Artwork from an Important Private Collection on December 1st, 2022. Further details related to the artwork can be found here: https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW41537
Join Rob Cowley as he discusses “Thunderstorm”, a significant oil painting from early in the long artistic career of A.J. Casson, youngest member of the Group of Seven. The painting is featured in the Cowley Abbott Auction of Artwork from an Important Private Collection on December 1st, 2022. Further details related to the artwork can be found here: https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW41526
Lydia Abbott discusses Young Cedars, a captivating 1919 canvas by Canadian master, David Milne. This painting is featured in the Auction of An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art, the second session of the December 1st, 2022 Cowley Abbott Fall Live Auction. Further details related to the artwork can be found here: https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW41951h
It is our privilege to introduce to the auction market an Important Private Collection of Canadian Art, a selection of rare and remarkable historical artwork, most of which is making its auction debut with Cowley Abbott this fall, part of a two-session live auction event. December will mark the first of three seasons of offerings from this collection.
August online auctions are full of great opportunities for the emerging art
collector. Historical and contemporary paintings, photographs, drawings,
sculptures and a variety of prints are divided among four sessions.
first session, Canadians at Home &
Abroad includes the work of the Canadian artist couple Frank and Caroline
Armington. The couple met in Ontario but spent over thirty years living
together in Paris and travelling throughout Europe. A number of pieces
documenting their life abroad are featured in the auction, such as Frank
Armington’s The Old Quarter in Stockholm
(lot 17) and Halte Hanser an der
Pegnitz, Nuremberg (lot 18), and Caroline Armington’s two depictions of
Parisian Bridges: Le Pont Saint-Michel à
Paris (lot 19) and Le Pont Neuf,
Paris (lot 20).
In the Prints & Works on Paper session, lot 104 is a timeless tranquil interior scene by Jack Chambers, executed in a photo-realist lithograph print. A large and nicely framed image entitled Guards, by contemporary photographer Laurent Guérin is a great find for a modern space, and appeals especially to dog-loving art collectors.
Two delicate pencil drawings by Richard Robertson, lots 122 and 123, are a calming duo to hang up in a home. Lot 129 is one of L.L. Fitzgerald’s famous negative image architectural linocuts, which dates to 1938 but has a timeless feel. For a bold abstract option, Rita Letendre’s Silent Echo II has a strong energy and cool retro colour palette of brown and black.
In the Still Life and Figural Work session, lot 193, Seated Nude by Hugh Mackenzie, is a fine ink drawing with an eye-catching circular format. It is another example of a timeless image, despite it being dated 1968 by the artist. The renowned and talented Molly Lamb Bobak, who is known for her floral watercolour paintings, depicts cosmos so delicately that they appear to be floating (lot 203, Cosmos).
French impressionist and protegé of Edgar Degas, painter Jean-Louis Forain’s Dancer in soft pastels is a lovely work and great opportunity, estimated at $600-800.
final session, The Estate of Barbara
Mercer, offers some colourful and whimsical works such as lot 263 Birthday Love Songs and lot 268 Cat. There is truly something
for everyone in this month’s auction, and at very accessible price points. We
invite you to browse through the full
catalogue of 276 works and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any
questions, at [email protected].
The auctions close on August 23.
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