TORONTO — Emily Carr is expected to lead the digital showroom at art auction house Heffel’s fall sale.
Carr’s 1931 seaside forest scene “Cordova Drift,” is estimated at between $2 million and $3 million, and is one of seven works by the British Columbia painter slated for appeals. Wednesday offers.
Other standouts include the 1912 “Maude Island Totem,” which is expected to fetch between $700,000 and $900,000, and the circa 1935 “Music in the Trees” forest landscape, which auctioneers estimate between $250,000 and $900,000. $350,000. .
A total of 80 works will be auctioned in Heffel House’s digital showroom, which will be streamed from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver as buyers place bids online, by phone or in absentia.
Another highlight of the fall catalog is Paul Kane’s Canadiana canvas from circa 1855 “Assiniboine Hunting Buffalo,” which the auction house calls rare and historically significant. It is estimated to bring in between $2.5 and $3.5 million.
Lawren Harris will also be featured with six works spanning the distinguished artist’s career, ranging from his early illustrations of Toronto’s Ward neighborhood to depictions of Lake Superior from the Group of Seven period to his later experiments in abstraction.
The flagship work on offer is Harris’ family’s monochrome entry, “From Sentinel Pass Above Moraine Lake, Rocky Mts.”, which has a pre-sale estimate of between $400,000 and $600,000.
The auction house also touted a set of 20 hand-painted porcelain plates by Cornelius Krieghoff in the 1800s. It is expected to fetch between $40,000 and $60,000.
Heffel said its catalog is expected to bring in a total of between $12 million and $17 million. All estimates include auction house fees in addition to the hammer price.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 29, 2021.
Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press