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#50 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Undergrowth
#50 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Undergrowth
Lot #50

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Forest Undergrowth
Media ink wash on paper
Size 9.5 x 9.75 in. / 24.1 x 24.8 cm.

Notes
signed lower left; watercolour by an unknown hand verso; includes letter of authenticity from Mrs. Gentile Tondino; some discolouration noted [from fire at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art]

Reference
Gentile Tondino was first a student of Arthur Lismer from 1948 to 1953 and then colleague at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art from 1952 to 1967

Provenance
gift from the artist; ex-collection Gentile Tondino; private collection, Calgary
Estimate CAD$1,000-$1,200

Sold
CAD $1,112
2020/11/01
#67 ~ Lismer - Roches et Racines, Baie Georgienne
#67 ~ Lismer - Roches et Racines, Baie Georgienne
Lot #67

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Roches et Racines, Baie Georgienne
Media charcoal on paper
Size 8 x 9.75 in. / 20.3 x 24.8 cm.

Notes
signed with initials lower right; bears title and artist's estate stamp on gallery label verso; framed with archival mat

Provenance
Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Montreal, label verso
Estimate CAD$1,200-$1,500

Sold
CAD $3,803
2020/04/19
#68 ~ Lismer - Twisted Tree
#68 ~ Lismer - Twisted Tree
Lot #68

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Twisted Tree
Media ink on paper
Dated ca. 1932
Size 10.5 x 7 in. / 26.7 x 17.8 cm.

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

Provenance
Canadiana House, Calgary, label verso; from a Calgary estate
Estimate CAD$1,500-$2,000

Sold
CAD $1,872
2019/04/14
#76 ~ Lismer - Tangle of the Forest, B.C.
#76 ~ Lismer - Tangle of the Forest, B.C.
Lot #76

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Tangle of the Forest, B.C.
Media oil on canvas
Dated 1962
Size 16 x 20 in. / 40.6 x 50.8 cm.

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

Provenance
Masters Gallery, Calgary, label verso
Estimate CAD$20,000-$25,000

Sold
CAD $29,835
2018/11/04
#77 ~ Lismer - Nova Scotia Dock
#77 ~ Lismer - Nova Scotia Dock
Lot #77

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Nova Scotia Dock
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1960 -'s
Size 11.75 x 15.75 in. / 29.8 x 40 cm.

Notes
signed and titled upper centre; framed; minor cracking noted

Provenance
Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, label verso; from an Ottawa estate
Estimate CAD$10,000-$12,000

Sold
CAD $8,775
2018/11/04
#78 ~ Lismer - Rocky Shoreline
#78 ~ Lismer - Rocky Shoreline
Lot #78

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Rocky Shoreline
Media graphite on paper
Size 13.25 x 9.25 in. / 33.7 x 23.5 cm.

Notes
signed with artist's initial stamp lower left; bears title on gallery label verso; framed with archival mat

Reference
lot includes Arthur Lismer's Pen and Pencil: A Border of Beauty by Marjorie Lismer Bridges, published by Marjorie Lismer Bridges and Red Rock Publishing Co. Limited, Toronto, 1977

Provenance
purchased from the Lismer estate; Masters Gallery, Calgary, label verso; from a Calgary estate
Estimate CAD$1,500-$2,000

Sold
CAD $2,106
2018/11/04
#78.1 ~ Lismer - 3 Sketches in One Frame
#78.1 ~ Lismer - 3 Sketches in One Frame
Lot #78.1

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title 3 Sketches in One Frame
Media ink on paper
Size 3.25 x 7.5 in. / 8.3 x 19 cm.

Notes
signed along bottom on two of the drawings; bears title and inscriptions on label verso; framed

Provenance
Leon Katz Collection, label verso
Estimate CAD$600-$800

Sold
CAD $468
2018/11/04
#1192 ~ Lismer - Tale of Spruce
#1192 ~ Lismer - Tale of Spruce
Lot #1192

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Tale of Spruce
Media colour silkscreen on paper board
Size 19.5 x 26.75 in. / 49.5 x 67.9 cm.

Notes
unsigned; framed; scratches noted in centre, left centre and far left

Provenance
Sampson-Matthews Ltd., Toronto, label verso; private collection, Alberta
Estimate CAD$300-$400

Sold
CAD $439
2016/05/07
#68 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Floor
#68 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Floor
Lot #68

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Forest Floor
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1957
Size 12 x 15.75 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 40 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed and dated lower right; framed; split panel; lifting and small cracks in lower right and lower left corners noted

Provenance
Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, label verso; from the estate of Martha Cohen, Order of Canada
Estimate CAD$15,000-$20,000

Sold
CAD $22,230
2015/11/08
#429 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Small Crafts
#429 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Small Crafts
Lot #429

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Small Crafts
Media photo relief print on paper
Dated ca. 1925
Size 5 x 6.25 x 1 in. / 12.7 x 15.9 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed lower right; framed

Provenance
private collection, Calgary
Estimate CAD$300-$400

Sold
CAD $439
2015/04/19
#66 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Frolicking on the Beach
#66 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Frolicking on the Beach
Lot #66

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Frolicking on the Beach
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1950
Size 12 x 16 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed and dated lower right; framed

Provenance
private collection, Edmonton
Estimate CAD$15,000-$20,000

Sold
CAD $29,250
2009/11/15
#67 ~ Lismer - West Coast Van. Is.
#67 ~ Lismer - West Coast Van. Is.
Lot #67

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title West Coast Van. Is.
Media oil on paper board
Dated 1964
Size 12 x 16 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed lower left; signed, titled and dated verso

Reference
as was his routine for many years, the artist spent July and August on Long Beach, Vancouver Island

Provenance
from the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Horn
Estimate CAD$8,000-$10,000

Sold
CAD $21,645
2009/11/15
Lot #492

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Deep Forest
Media charcoal on paper
Size 11.25 x 8.75 x 1 in. / 28.6 x 22.2 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed with estate stamp lower left; framed with archival mat and special glass

Provenance
Masters Gallery, Calgary, label verso
Estimate CAD$1,000-$1,200

Sold
CAD $690
2007/11/18
Lot #87

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Farm House at Lake Egmont, N. S. 1918
Media graphite on paper
Size 3.75 x 6.75 x 1 in. / 9.5 x 17.1 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
unsigned; attached to paper board; yellowing noted; framed

Reference
exhibition label Arthur Lismer - Nova Scotia 1916-1919 catalogue #5, Dalhouse University, Halifax, attached to backing

Provenance
ex-collection J. S. Roy, Halifax, and by descent
Estimate CAD$2,000-$2,500

Sold
CAD $1,725
2007/04/22
Lot #88

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Chief Wicka-Nin-Nish Trail Maker Extols the Tribe
Media charcoal on paper
Size 8.5 x 13 x 1 in. / 21.6 x 33 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
unsigned; titled along top; on Edmonton Petroleum Club placemat; handling marks and lunch stains noted; unframed

Estimate CAD$800-$1,000

Sold
CAD $978
2007/04/22
Lot #563

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title The Sentinels [the Coast Defence Battery, Halifax]
Media lithograph on paper
Dated 1919
Size 15.25 x 12.5 x 1 in. / 38.7 x 31.8 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
unsigned; some handling marks noted; unframed

Reference
Illustrated pg. 65 in Arthur Lismer Nova Scotia, 1916-1919, by G. Kelly, Dalhousie Art Gallery; ; these prints were part of a set of 16 prints the artist did for the War Record Office, see G.Kelly, pg.27 for a discussion of this time period; these prints rarely show up for sale

Estimate CAD$800-$1,000

Sold
CAD $690
2006/11/12
Lot #564

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Home Again [Landing at Pier 2, Halifax]
Media lithograph on paper
Dated 1918 --19
Size 15.5 x 13.5 x 1 in. / 39.4 x 34.3 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
unsigned; some tears in margin and handling marks noted; unframed

Reference
Illustrated pg. 64 in Arthur Lismer Nova Scotia, 1916-1919, by G. Kelly, Dalhousie Art Gallery

Estimate CAD$800-$1,000

Sold
CAD $863
2006/11/12
Lot #565

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Minesweepers at Sea [Submarine Chasers RNCVR]
Media lithograph on paper
Dated 1918 --19
Size 11.5 x 17.5 x 1 in. / 29.2 x 44.4 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed with initials in plate lower right; signed lower left; some handling marks noted; unframed

Reference
Illustrated pg. 59 in Arthur Lismer Nova Scotia, 1916-1919, by G. Kelly, Dalhousie Art Gallery

Estimate CAD$500-$600

Sold
CAD $805
2006/11/12
Lot #566

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Sketch for Painting
Media graphite on paper
Size 5 x 6.25 x 1 in. / 12.7 x 15.9 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed with initials lower right; archival mat

Provenance
private collection, Calgary
Estimate CAD$400-$500

Sold
CAD $403
2006/11/12
Lot #74.1

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title B.C. Forest '63
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1963
Size 15.75 x 11.75 x 1 in. / 40 x 29.8 x 2.5 cm.

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

Provenance
Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal and Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg stamps and Masters Gallery, Calgary, label verso
Estimate CAD$12,000-$15,000

Sold
CAD $11,500
2005/04/17
Lot #64

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Old Mill, Baie St. Paul
Media oil on canvas
Size 26 x 32 x 1 in. / 66 x 81.3 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed lower left; indistinctly inscribed verso; bears title on gallery label attached verso; small repair noted in centre

Reference
includes two books on the artist

Provenance
Laing Galleries, Toronto, label verso; presented as a corporate gift to a German businessman in 1957 and by descent
Estimate CAD$50,000-$60,000

Sold
CAD $255,500
2004/04/18
Lot #65

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Four Cartoons
Media various media on paper
Size 1 x 1 x 1 in. / 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
four drawings framed together [13.5 x 26 inches]; one signed and dated '42'; in various conditions

Reference
included with lot A Border of Beauty by M. Bridges

Provenance
gift to the artist, Ella May Walker, Edmonton and by descent
Estimate CAD$1,000-$1,200

Sold
CAD $1,380
2004/04/18
Lot #65

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Beach Litter/Beach Treasure
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1950 -'s
Size 12 x 16 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed and indistinctly dated lower left; signed verso; finished painting verso

Estimate CAD$12,000-$15,000

Sold
CAD $12,650
2003/11/23
Lot #67

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Tree Trunk
Media ink on paper
Dated 1965
Size 14 x 10.25 x 1 in. / 35.6 x 26 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed with initials lower left; dated lower right

Provenance
private collection, Winnipeg
Estimate CAD$900-$1,200

Sold
CAD $805
2003/11/23
Lot #75

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Great Tree, Vancouver Island
Media oil on canvas board
Dated 1964
Size 18 x 14 x 1 in. / 45.7 x 35.6 x 2.5 cm.

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

Reference
included in Canadian Jungle: the Later Works of Arthur Lismer, catalogue #95

Provenance
Art Emporium, Vancouver, label verso
Estimate CAD$14,000-$18,000

Sold
CAD $14,950
2003/04/13
Lot #75.1

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Roots and Undergrowth
Media oil on hard board
Dated 1959
Size 12.25 x 16 x 1 in. / 31.1 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed and dated lower left

Reference
included in Canadian Jungle: the Later Works of Arthur Lismer, catalogue #84; the artist travelled to Long Beach and stayed there from July 25 to August 10 in 1959 after an exhibition held at Laing Galleries in Toronto titled 'Retrospective Exhibition'; the following year he had an exhibition of his drawings at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Feb. 1960

Estimate CAD$14,000-$18,000

Sold
CAD $13,800
2003/04/13
Lot #76

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Beach Scene
Media ink on paper
Size 12 x 15 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 38.1 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed lower left; small sketch verso; includes letter of authenticity from Mrs. Gentile Tondino

Reference
there was a fire at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts where both Lismer and the artist Gentile Tondino worked

Provenance
gift from the artist; ex-collection Gentile Tondino
Estimate CAD$1,200-$1,500

Sold
CAD $1,265
2003/04/13
Lot #77

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Skunk Cabbage Study
Media ink on paper
Size 7.25 x 8.5 x 1 in. / 18.4 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed with estate stamp lower left; archival mat

Provenance
The Allen Gallery, Toronto, label verso
Estimate CAD$1,000-$1,200

Sold
CAD $1,093
2003/04/13
Lot #78

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Forest Undergrowth
Media ink on paper
Size 12 x 15 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 38.1 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed lower left; watercolour by an unknown hand verso; includes letter of authenticity from Mrs. Gentile Tondino; some discolouration noted [from fire at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art]

Reference
Gentile Tondino was first a student of Arthur Lismer from 1948 to 1953 and then colleague at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art from 1952 to 1967

Provenance
gift from the artist; ex-collection Gentile Tondino
Estimate CAD$800-$1,200

Sold
CAD $575
2003/04/13

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