FINE ART AUCTION, Sunday, November 8, 2015
Live Art Auction starting at 1 P.M. at
Mount Royal University, Roderick Mah Centre, Ross Glen Hall, Calgary [Location Map]
PREVIEW and AUCTION at Mount Royal University
Friday, November 6 from 5 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, November 7 from 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, November 8 from 10 AM to 1 PM
Absentee Bid

LOT # 001

Artist: MAXWELL BENNETT BATES ~ [1906-1980] Canadian

Title: Interior with Figures

Media: oil on canvas

34 x 28 in. / 86 x 71 cm. Dated: 1957

Notes: signed upper right; signed and titled verso; framed; small repair noted lower centre

Reference: ASA 1960 [titled Winter] label verso; exhibited in the Maxwell Bates Retrospective Exhibition, by Ronald Bloore and introduction by Roy Kiyooka, Norma Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1961; catalogue #40 Maxwell Bates A Retrospective, by Ian Thom, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1982, catalogue #58; illustrated Maxwell Bates, Biography of an Artist, by K.Snow, pg.261, and referred to on page 108 when she wrote’ The Brandon Daily Standard reproduced one of Bates’s most important and interesting works traveling with the exhibition, Interior with Figures....’ [possibly the Canadian Art Series from the National Gallery exhibiting Maxwell Bates and New Brunswick artist Jack W. Humphrey]

Provenance: from a prominent Calgary collection

ESTIMATE: $25,000/35,000
SOLD FOR $35,100

LOT # 002

Artist: MAXWELL BENNETT BATES ~ [1906-1980] Canadian

Title: Farmer and Wife, 1973

Media: oil on canvas

19.5 x 15.5 in. / 50 x 39 cm. Dated: 1973

Notes: signed and dated upper right; titled verso; framed

Provenance: from a prominent Calgary collection

ESTIMATE: $10,000/12,000
SOLD FOR $8,190

LOT # 003

Artist: MAXWELL BENNETT BATES ~ [1906-1980] Canadian

Title: Seascape Near Victoria

Media: oil on wood board

15.75 x 20 in. / 40 x 51 cm. Dated: 1962

Notes: signed and dated lower right; titled and dated verso; framed

Provenance: private collection, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $3,000/4,000
SOLD FOR $3,510

LOT # 004

Artist: MOLLY LAMB BOBAK ~ [1920-2014] Canadian

Title: Cyclamen in the Living Room

Media: watercolour and graphite on paper

28 x 21 in. / 71 x 53 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; bears title on label verso; archival mat; framed

Provenance: from a Victoria estate

ESTIMATE: $1,500/2,000
SOLD FOR $1,989

LOT # 005

Artist: MOLLY LAMB BOBAK ~ [1920-2014] Canadian

Title: Grape Hyacinth

Media: watercolour on paper

17 x 23 in. / 43 x 58 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; bears title on gallery label verso; framed

Provenance: Roberts Gallery, Toronto, label verso; private collection, Winnipeg

ESTIMATE: $1,500/2,000
SOLD FOR $1,170

LOT # 005.1

Artist: FRANK LEONARD BROOKS ~ [1911-2011] Canadian

Title: Untitled - Mountain Stream

Media: watercolour on paper

13.75 x 19.5 in. / 35 x 50 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; framed

ESTIMATE: $900/1,200
SOLD FOR $702

LOT # 006

Artist: HARLEY W. BROWN ~ [b.1939] Canadian

Title: Big Wolf Blackfoot

Media: pastel on paper

20 x 15 in. / 51 x 38 cm.

Notes: signed and titled lower right; framed

Provenance: from the estate of Martha Cohen, Order of Canada

ESTIMATE: $1,500/2,000
SOLD FOR $1,989

LOT # 007

Artist: HARLEY W. BROWN ~ [b.1939] Canadian

Title: Sarcee Child

Media: pastel on paper

11.75 x 8.75 in. / 30 x 22 cm. Dated: 1985 ca.

Notes: signed and titled lower right; framed

Provenance: purchased at the Calgary Stampede Art Auction in 1985; from the estate of Martha Cohen, Order of Canada

ESTIMATE: $1,200/1,500
SOLD FOR $1,287

LOT # 010.1

Artist: M. EMILY CARR ~ [1871-1945] Canadian

Title: Old and New Forest

Media: oil on wood board

14 x 16 in. / 36 x 41 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; bears title on gallery label verso; framed

Provenance: Dominion Gallery, Montreal, label verso; private collection, Montreal

ESTIMATE: $75,000/95,000
SOLD FOR $257,400

LOT # 010.2

Artist: M. EMILY CARR ~ [1871-1945] Canadian

Title: Trees, British Columbia

Media: charcoal on paper

17.25 x 12.5 in. / 44 x 32 cm.

Notes: estate stamp lower right; bears title on gallery label verso; gallery stamp verso; framed

Provenance: Dominion Gallery, Montreal, label verso; private collection, Montreal

ESTIMATE: $25,000/30,000
SOLD FOR $38,025

LOT # 011

Artist: ALBIN JR. CARTMELL ~ [1871-1957] Canadian

Title: Untitled - Through the Snowy Trees

Media: oil on wood board

16.5 x 22.75 in. / 42 x 58 cm. Dated: 1940 's

Notes: signed with monogram and indistinctly dated [42 or 47?] lower right; signed verso; in period frame; minor cracking noted

Provenance: private collection, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $1,500/2,000
SOLD FOR $936

LOT # 012

Artist: ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON ~ [1898-1992] Canadian

Title: Untitled - Deer along the Madawaska River, Algonquin Park

Media: oil on canvas board

20 x 16 in. / 51 x 41 cm. Dated: 1949 ca.

Notes: signed lower right; framed

Reference: this painting was reproduced on the cover of Maclean's Magazine; Confessions of a Beauty Contest Judge Gordon Sinclair, October 15, 1949; A.J. Casson made the original sketch for this cover along the Madawaska River near the east border of Algonquin Park in Northern Ontario early in October. He said about this sketching expedition: ‘This whole section is full of deer and it was a common occurrence to see several while working. Sitting still for a considerable length of time, as one does while sketching, is an ideal way to see wild life. These creatures seem to accept one as part of the landscape and go about their business as if no stranger were there.’

Provenance: from the estate of Martha Cohen, Order of Canada

ESTIMATE: $25,000/35,000
SOLD FOR $26,910

LOT # 013

Artist: CLAUDETTE CASTONGUAY ~ [b.1949] Canadian

Title: La Petite Fanfare

Media: acrylic on canvas

24 x 35.75 in. / 61 x 91 cm. Dated: 2009

Notes: signed and dated lower right; titled verso; unframed

ESTIMATE: $1,200/1,500
SOLD FOR $1,023

LOT # 014

Artist: CLAUDETTE CASTONGUAY ~ [b.1949] Canadian

Title: La Belle Mere

Media: acrylic on canvas

30 x 21.75 in. / 76 x 55 cm. Dated: 1985

Notes: signed and dated lower right; titled verso; framed; minor surface dirt noted

Provenance: private collection, B.C.

ESTIMATE: $700/900
SOLD FOR $702

LOT # 015

Artist: FREDERICK SPROSTON CHALLENER ~ [1869-1959] Canadian

Title: Untitled - Motherhood

Media: pastel on paper

10.5 x 4.25 in. / 27 x 11 cm. Dated: 1900 ca.

Notes: signed along bottom; bears title and date on label verso; archival mat; framed

ESTIMATE: $900/1,200
SOLD FOR $936

LOT # 016

Artist: ROD CHARLESWORTH ~ [b.1955] Canadian

Title: Evening Calm, Okanagan Lake

Media: oil on canvas

18 x 24 in. / 46 x 61 cm.

Notes: signed upper right; signed and titled verso; framed

ESTIMATE: $1,200/1,500
SOLD FOR $2,106

LOT # 016.1

Artist: ROD CHARLESWORTH ~ [b.1955] Canadian

Title: That Dusky Light

Media: oil on wood board

12 x 16 in. / 30 x 41 cm.

Notes: signed lower left; signed and titled verso; framed

ESTIMATE: $700/900
SOLD FOR $1,345

LOT # 017

Artist: ROD CHARLESWORTH ~ [b.1955] Canadian

Title: Gulf Island Sunset

Media: oil on wood board

8 x 10 in. / 20 x 25 cm.

Notes: signed lower left; bears title on gallery label verso; framed

Provenance: The Lloyd Gallery, Penticton; from a Kelowna estate

ESTIMATE: $500/600
SOLD FOR $936

LOT # 018

Artist: ALAN CASWELL COLLIER ~ [1911-1990] Canadian

Title: Devon Island Glacier - From Jones Sound

Media: oil on canvas

30.25 x 40.25 in. / 77 x 102 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; titled and inscribed 'J177' verso; framed

Reference: in 1984 the artist travelled with the Polar Continental Schelf Program and Pacific Western Airlines to the Canadian High Arctic which resulted in a exhibition at the Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary in 1986; this was his third trip north [1972 and 1978]

Provenance: private collection, Victoria

ESTIMATE: $9,000/12,000
SOLD FOR $9,945

LOT # 019

Artist: ALAN CASWELL COLLIER ~ [1911-1990] Canadian

Title: Barley

Media: oil on wood board

20 x 30 in. / 51 x 76 cm. Dated: 1980 's

Notes: signed lower right; titled and inscribed 'H123' verso; framed

Provenance: Kensington Art Gallery, Calgary, label verso; private collection, Victoria

ESTIMATE: $3,000/4,000
SOLD FOR $3,510

LOT # 020

Artist: ALAN CASWELL COLLIER ~ [1911-1990] Canadian

Title: Smaglinski's Farm, Barry's Bay, Ont.

Media: oil on paper board

12 x 16 in. / 30 x 41 cm. Dated: 1970 's

Notes: signed lower right; signed, titled and artist number 'F68-38' verso; framed

Provenance: Kensington Art Gallery, Calgary, label verso; from the estate of Martha Cohen, Order of Canada

ESTIMATE: $1,200/1,500
SOLD FOR $2,106

LOT # 021

Artist: STANLEY MOREL COSGROVE ~ [1911-2002] Canadian

Title: Untitled - Summer Forest

Media: oil on canvas board

12 x 10 in. / 30 x 25 cm.

Notes: signed lower left; framed

Provenance: from a Kelowna estate

ESTIMATE: $1,500/2,000
SOLD FOR $2,106

LOT # 022

Artist: BRUNO COTE ~ [1940-1912] Canadian

Title: Mingan

Media: oil on wood board

36 x 40 in. / 91 x 102 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; bears title on gallery label verso; framed

Provenance: Kensington Art Gallery, Calgary, label verso

ESTIMATE: $5,000/7,000
SOLD FOR $7,020

LOT # 023

Artist: DUNCAN MACKINNON CROCKFORD ~ [1920-1991] Canadian

Title: Mount Temple from Bow River, Alberta

Media: oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. / 41 x 51 cm. Dated: 1963

Notes: signed and dated lower left; bears title on gallery label verso; framed

Provenance: Gainsborough Gallery, Calgary, label verso; private collection, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $900/1,200
SOLD FOR $1,287

LOT # 024

Artist: DUNCAN MACKINNON CROCKFORD ~ [1920-1991] Canadian

Title: The Bow River Valley Nr. Canmore, Alta

Media: oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. / 41 x 51 cm. Dated: 1972

Notes: signed and dated lower left; titled verso; framed

Provenance: ex-collection T. H. Morgan Ltd., Edmonton

ESTIMATE: $900/1,200
SOLD FOR $1,638

LOT # 026

Artist: NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON ~ [1892-1978] Canadian

Title: Untitled - Girl in a Pink Dress

Media: pastel on paper

15 x 10 in. / 38 x 25 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; framed

Provenance: private collection, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $600/800
SOLD FOR $702

LOT # 028

Artist: NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON ~ [1892-1978] Canadian

Title: Marjorie Eaton

Media: pastel on paper

23.25 x 18.75 in. / 59 x 48 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; framed

Reference: Marjorie Ann Maston [1913-1988] was the wife of Gilbert McCrea Eaton

ESTIMATE: $800/1,000
SOLD FOR $819

LOT # 030

Artist: LITTORIO DEL SIGNORE ~ [b.1938] Canadian

Title: Les Couleurs du Marche

Media: oil on canvas

20 x 24 in. / 51 x 61 cm. Dated: 1990

Notes: signed lower right; signed, titled and dated verso; framed

ESTIMATE: $1,200/1,500
SOLD FOR $819

LOT # 031

Artist: KARI DUKE ~ [20th century] Canadian

Title: Untitled - Edmonton Lane in Winter

Media: oil on canvas

48 x 36 in. / 122 x 91 cm. Dated: 2008

Notes: signed and dated lower left; framed

Provenance: private collection, Victoria

ESTIMATE: $1,500/2,000
SOLD FOR $2,574

LOT # 032

Artist: WILLIAM [BILL] DUMA ~ [b.1936] Canadian

Title: Night Scene

Media: acrylic on canvas

24 x 30 in. / 61 x 76 cm.

Notes: signed lower left; titled on gallery label verso; framed

Provenance: Brock Galleries, Penticton, label verso

ESTIMATE: $2,000/2,500
SOLD FOR $2,106

LOT # 033

Artist: GILBERT A. FLODBERG ~ [b.1938] Canadian

Title: Final Light

Media: oil on canvas

46 x 53 in. / 117 x 135 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; signed and titled verso; framed

ESTIMATE: $2,500/3,500
SOLD FOR $2,457

LOT # 034

Artist: GILBERT A. FLODBERG ~ [b.1938] Canadian

Title: Autumn Fortress

Media: oil on canvas

41.25 x 49.5 in. / 105 x 126 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; framed

ESTIMATE: $2,000/2,500
SOLD FOR $1,404

LOT # 035

Artist: GRAHAM FORSYTHE ~ [1952-2012] Canadian

Title: Confetti

Media: oil on canvas

30 x 24 in. / 76 x 61 cm.

Notes: signed lower left; signed and titled verso; framed

ESTIMATE: $1,200/1,500
SOLD FOR $3,217

LOT # 036

Artist: JOSEPH CHARLES FRANCHERE ~ [1866-1921] Canadian

Title: Gaspe, Que.

Media: oil on wood board

13.5 x 9.5 in. / 34 x 24 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; titled verso; framed

Provenance: private collection, Edmonton

ESTIMATE: $800/1,000
SOLD FOR $702

LOT # 037

Artist: RICHARD AUDLEY FREEMAN ~ [1932-1991] Canadian

Title: Last One In

Media: oil on wood board

16 x 24 in. / 41 x 61 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; titled verso; framed

ESTIMATE: $2,000/2,500
SOLD FOR $1,287

LOT # 038

Artist: LEONARD [LEN] JAMES GIBBS ~ [1929-2010] Canadian

Title: Waiting for the Herd

Media: oil on wood board

17 x 28 in. / 43 x 71 cm. Dated: 1985

Notes: signed lower left; signed, titled and dated verso; framed

Provenance: corporate collection, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $2,000/2,500
SOLD FOR $2,457

LOT # 039

Artist: ROLAND GISSING ~ [1895-1967] Canadian

Title: Autumn on Bow River

Media: oil on canvas

21.75 x 29.75 in. / 55 x 76 cm. Dated: 1960

Notes: signed lower right; signed, titled and dated on artist's label verso; framed; lot includes 'Roland Gissing: The Peoples' Painter'

Provenance: Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary, label verso

ESTIMATE: $3,000/4,000
SOLD FOR $4,563

LOT # 040

Artist: ROLAND GISSING ~ [1895-1967] Canadian

Title: Winter, Ghost River

Media: oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. / 41 x 51 cm. Dated: 1948 ca.

Notes: signed lower right; titled verso; framed

Provenance: Masters Gallery, Calgary; corporate collection, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $2,000/2,500
SOLD FOR $4,095

LOT # 041

Artist: ROLAND GISSING ~ [1895-1967] Canadian

Title: Foothill Study on Willow Creek

Media: oil on canvas board

10 x 20 in. / 25 x 51 cm. Dated: 1962

Notes: signed lower right; titled and dated verso; framed

Provenance: private collection, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $1,500/2,000
SOLD FOR $1,755

LOT # 042

Artist: ROLAND GISSING ~ [1895-1967] Canadian

Title: Moonlight Night

Media: oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. / 41 x 51 cm. Dated: 1961

Notes: signed lower right; signed, titled and dated on label verso; framed

Provenance: from the estate of Martha Cohen, Order of Canada

ESTIMATE: $1,500/2,000
SOLD FOR $1,755

LOT # 043

Artist: ROLAND GISSING ~ [1895-1967] Canadian

Title: Above Fort Steel

Media: oil on canvas board

12 x 16 in. / 30 x 41 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; bears title verso; framed

Provenance: purchased from Nonie Houlton [step-daughter of the artist]; from a Calgary estate

ESTIMATE: $1,200/1,500
SOLD FOR $2,340

LOT # 044

Artist: ROLAND GISSING ~ [1895-1967] Canadian

Title: Unitled - Butte View of Ft. MacLeod

Media: oil on canvas board

12 x 16 in. / 30 x 41 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; framed

Provenance: purchased from Nonie Houlton [step-daughter of the artist]; from a Calgary estate

ESTIMATE: $1,200/1,500
SOLD FOR $1,404

LOT # 045

Artist: ROLAND GISSING ~ [1895-1967] Canadian

Title: Breezy Day, B.C. Coast

Media: oil on canvas board

14 x 18 in. / 36 x 46 cm. Dated: 1965

Notes: signed lower right; titled and dated verso; framed

Provenance: ex-collection T. H. Morgan Ltd., Edmonton

ESTIMATE: $1,000/1,500
SOLD FOR $1,053

LOT # 045.1

Artist: HENRY GEORGE GLYDE ~ [1906-1998] Canadian

Title: Untitled - After the Market

Media: watercolour on paper

10.25 x 14 in. / 26 x 36 cm. Dated: 1940 's

Notes: unsigned; some yellowing in margins noted; archival mat; framed

Provenance: E.R. Lamm Art Studio, Calgary, label verso; ex-collection George Garbutt, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $2,500/3,500
SOLD FOR $2,047

LOT # 046

Artist: DARREN HALEY ~ [20th century] Canadian

Title: Study in Green

Media: oil on canvas

12 x 16 in. / 30 x 41 cm. Dated: 1998

Notes: signed and dated lower left; signed and titled verso; framed

Provenance: private collection, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $750/1,000
SOLD FOR $819

LOT # 047

Artist: DARREN HALEY ~ [20th century] Canadian

Title: Study in Pink

Media: acrylic on canvas

16 x 15.75 in. / 41 x 40 cm. Dated: 1998

Notes: signed and dated lower right; titled verso; framed

Provenance: private collection, Calgary

ESTIMATE: $750/1,000
SOLD FOR $1,053

LOT # 048

Artist: HILTON MACDONALD HASSELL ~ [1910-1980] Canadian

Title: Connemara Evening [Eire]

Media: oil on wood board

14 x 32 in. / 36 x 81 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; titled on artist's and gallery label verso; framed

Provenance: Alex Fraser Galleries, Vancouver, label verso; private collection, Victoria

ESTIMATE: $1,500/2,000
SOLD FOR $3,802

LOT # 049

Artist: HILTON MACDONALD HASSELL ~ [1910-1980] Canadian

Title: Morning Achill, County Mayo, Eire

Media: oil on wood board

13.5 x 23.5 in. / 34 x 60 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; titled on artist's and gallery label verso; framed

Provenance: Alex Fraser Galleries, Vancouver, label verso; private collection, Victoria

ESTIMATE: $1,200/1,500
SOLD FOR $3,802

LOT # 050

Artist: HILTON MACDONALD HASSELL ~ [1910-1980] Canadian

Title: Port-Work

Media: oil on wood board

12 x 16 in. / 30 x 41 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; titled on artist's label verso; framed

Provenance: private collection, Victoria

ESTIMATE: $900/1,200
SOLD FOR $1,170

LOT # 051

Artist: ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON ~ [1882-1974] Canadian

Title: St. Fabien, Que.

Media: oil on wood panel

8.25 x 10.5 in. / 21 x 27 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; titled on old label; framed

Reference: letter from McMichael Conservation Collection of Art regarding date of 1928 included with lot; the National Gallery of Canada has numerous pencil sketches of St. Fabien generously donated by the artist

Provenance: Kensington Art Gallery, Calgary, label verso; from the estate of Martha Cohen, Order of Canada

ESTIMATE: $30,000/40,000
SOLD FOR $40,950

LOT # 052

Artist: ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON ~ [1882-1974] Canadian

Title: Porcupine Hills, Alberta, October. 1943

Media: oil on wood panel

10.25 x 13.25 in. / 26 x 34 cm. Dated: 1943

Notes: signed lower centre; signed, titled and dated verso; in period frame; repaired split noted

Reference: after teaching at the Banff School of Fine Arts in the summer of 1943, A.Y. Jackson and H.G. Glyde travelled the Alaska Highway courtesy of the National Gallery and the United States Army

Provenance: Dominion Gallery, Montreal, stamp verso; from an Edmonton estate

ESTIMATE: $15,000/20,000
SOLD FOR $45,630

LOT # 053

Artist: GEORGIA JARVIS ~ [1944-1990] Canadian

Title: Harvest Stooks

Media: oil on wood board

20 x 30 in. / 51 x 76 cm.

Notes: signed lower right; signed and titled verso; framed

ESTIMATE: $2,500/3,500
SOLD FOR $7,020


FINE ART AUCTION, Sunday, November 8, 2015
Live Art Auction starting at 1 P.M. at
Mount Royal University, Roderick Mah Centre, Ross Glen Hall, Calgary [Location Map]
PREVIEW and AUCTION at Mount Royal University
Friday, November 6 from 5 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, November 7 from 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, November 8 from 10 AM to 1 PM
Absentee Bid

TABLE OF CONTENTS SUNDAY, November 8, 2015
Canadian Bates - Jarvis / Lots 001 - 053
Canadian Kerr - Wu / Lots 054 - 114
Contemporary Aldin - Weber / Lots 201 - 240
International Arnup - Zulkis / Lots 301 - 328
4th Session Atkinson - Kinnaird / Lots 401 - 456
4th Session Leonard - Zach / Lots 457 - 514
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