Royal Ontario Museum Auction Results

. June 3, 2010

A Canadian Red Ensign navy flag and works by Canadian artists were auctioned on Wednesday at the Royal Ontario Museum by Sotheby’s.

The auction total, including the buyer’s premium, was $7.35 million.

Lot sold include:

A Marcelle Ferron painting commissioned for the Peter Stuyvesant Collection in 1960. The canvas Untitled sold for $485,500, more than double the previous record for the artist at auction.

A rare 1868 Red Ensign, bearing the coats of arms of the four founding provinces, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec, broke the record when it sold for $117,500.

Significant paintings by members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries were on sale, including Lawren Harris’s oil sketch, Water Falls, Agawa Canyon, which sold for $198,000.

Montreal River, Algoma, an oil sketch by Harris, exceeded estimates and sold for $301,500.

Arthur Lismer’s canvas,Bon Echo Rock, sold for $778,750, also more than expected.

Early works by David Milne drew interest from collectors. “The Defiant Maple,” Milne’s first publicly exhibited work in New York in 1909 sold for $100,250, and Boat Reflections, Harlem River ” sold for $198,000.

Emily Carr’s In Sunlight in the Forest, sold for $750,000.

An iconic painting by Tom Thomson, Hillside on Big Cauchon Lake — Algonquin Park, sold for $462,500.

Category: Auction News

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