Lawren Harris, William Kurelek works highlight Joyner art auction
David Milne, Marcelle Ferron works also fetch strong prices
A Lawren Harris sketch of the Canadian Rockies was one of the highlights during the Joyner Waddington's spring auction Monday night.
The Harris work, Mt. Sampson, Maligne Lake, Mountain Sketch CVI, sold for $212,400 at the Toronto event.
Two paintings by William Kurelek did well, including a vision of Toronto's lower Yonge Street entitled He Gloats Over Our Scepticism which sold for $153,400. A smaller Kurelek work entitled Prairie Children Fetching Firewood, fetched $106,200, more than five times its pre-sale estimate.
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A large canvas by A.J. Casson entitled Madawaska Valley, October found a buyer during the auction for $82,600. Meanwhile, a painting depicting Ontario's Georgian Bay, The Pine Tree by Arthur Lismer, sold for $47,200 after fierce bidding.
A still life canvas by David Milne, Bush Flowers, exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $40,000-60,000, reaching a final price of $64,900. A second Milne still life entitled Still Life With Violets sold for $25,960.
Sans Titre, an oil painting by Marcelle Ferron was the object of fierce bidding and soared past its estimate of $70,000-90,000 and sold for $118,000.
Joyner's online auction session of Canadian art is currently open, with bidding continuing until June 6 at 2 p.m. ET.