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#107.1 ~ Lismer - Big Spruce, B.C.
#107.1 ~ Lismer - Big Spruce, B.C.
Lot #107.1

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Big Spruce, B.C.
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1960
Size 15.75 x 12 in. / 40 x 30.5 cm.

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

Provenance
private collection, Edmonton
Estimate CAD$12,000-$15,000

Sold
CAD $10,530
2023/11/05
#108 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Louise Lismer
#108 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Louise Lismer
Lot #108

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Louise Lismer
Media graphite on paper
Dated 1945
Size 4 x 3.25 in. / 10.2 x 8.3 cm.

Notes
signed, dated and inscribed verso; unframed; small tear in upper right margin

Provenance
private collection, Victoria
Estimate CAD$800-$1,000

Sold
CAD $4,388
2023/11/05
#115 ~ Lismer - Dark Horizontal Forest
#115 ~ Lismer - Dark Horizontal Forest
Lot #115

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Dark Horizontal Forest
Media oil on canvas board
Size 16 x 20 in. / 40.6 x 50.8 cm.

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

Reference
'Lismer would set off into the nearest heart of the wilderness, and oblivious to summer heat and the sting and nuisance of black flies and mosquitoes, paint purposefully and forcefully among the cathedral dimensions of the firs and among the indefatigable thrustings of what he called the northern jungle growth of British Columbia.' - page 187 in September Gale: A Life of Arthur Lismer, by John A.B. McLeish, published by J.M. Dent and Sons, 1973

Provenance
Canadian Art Galleries and Masters Gallery, Calgary, labels verso; from the Estate of Dr. Joan Snyder, a prominent Calgary philanthropist; proceeds from this work will help fulfill Joan's wishes to support the University of Calgary. To read more about Dr. Joan Snyder, visit the University of Calgary's Memoriam
Estimate CAD$15,000-$25,000

Sold
CAD $29,250
2023/04/23
#115.1 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Floor
#115.1 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Floor
Lot #115.1

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Forest Floor
Media oil on wood board
Size 17.75 x 14 in. / 45.1 x 35.6 cm.

Notes
signed lower left; framed

Reference
Lismer first travelled west to Lake O'Hara area in 1928 and again in 1935 on a lecture tour under the auspices of the National Gallery of Canada. He also travelled to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. - on page 23 in Canadian Jungle: The Later Works of Arthur Lismer by Dennis Reid, published by Art Gallery of Ontario, 1985

Provenance
Galerie Bernard Desroches, Montreal, copy of appraisal from 1988 attached verso
Estimate CAD$12,000-$15,000

Sold
CAD $21,060
2023/04/23
#86 ~ Lismer - Forest Interior, B.C.
#86 ~ Lismer - Forest Interior, B.C.
Lot #86

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Forest Interior, B.C.
Media oil on paper board
Size 16 x 12 in. / 40.6 x 30.5 cm.

Notes
unsigned; bears title on gallery label verso; bears 21 different names verso; framed

Reference
this was likely a gift to one of the artist's students when he was teaching in Vancouver; according to the consignor, at the end of each semester the class held a draw and one student would win a painting by their teacher Arthur Lismer, then all of the students would sign the back of the painting as a memento

Provenance
gift from the artist and by descent; Galerie d'art Michel Bigue, St. Sauveur and Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto, labels verso
Estimate CAD$12,000-$15,000

Sold
CAD $14,040
2022/04/24
#454 ~ Lismer - Boy with a Pig
#454 ~ Lismer - Boy with a Pig
Lot #454

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Boy with a Pig
Media ink on paper
Dated 1959
Size 5 x 7.5 in. / 12.7 x 19 cm.

Notes
unsigned; inscribed 'drawn by A. Lismer opinion of T. Macdonald' lower left; bears artist's name and title on label verso; framed with archival mat

Provenance
Leon Katz Collection, label verso; private collection, Ontario
Estimate CAD$200-$300

Sold
CAD $2,574
2022/04/24
#89 ~ Lismer - Georgian Bay Study
#89 ~ Lismer - Georgian Bay Study
Lot #89

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Georgian Bay Study
Media ink wash on paper
Size 17.25 x 11.5 in. / 43.8 x 29.2 cm.

Notes
signed and indistictly dated '63[?]' lower left; bears title on gallery label verso; framed

Provenance
Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto, label verso; private collection, Calgary
Estimate CAD$1,200-$1,500

Sold
CAD $2,691
2021/11/07
#90 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Alma Duncan and Friends
#90 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Alma Duncan and Friends
Lot #90

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Alma Duncan and Friends
Media graphite and ink on paper
Dated 1943
Size 9.75 x 8 in. / 24.8 x 20.3 cm.

Notes
estate stamp lower right; bears inscription 'Alma Duncan' center left and 'drawn by Arthur Lismer 8-IV-43' lower right; framed with archival mat; mat loose in frame

Provenance
purchased from Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary; private collection, Calgary
Estimate CAD$800-$1,000

Sold
CAD $1,287
2021/11/07
#489 ~ Lismer - Isles of Spruce
#489 ~ Lismer - Isles of Spruce
Lot #489

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Isles of Spruce
Media colour silkscreen on paper board
Size 19 x 26.25 in. / 48.3 x 66.7 cm.

Notes
unsigned; bears artist's name and title on backing; framed

Reference
printed by Sampson-Matthews Limited; illustrated on page 46-47 in Art for War and Peace: How a Great Art Project Helped Canada Discover Itself by Ian Sigvaldason and Scott Stedman, published by Read Leaf, 2015

Provenance
private collection, Edmonton/British Columbia
Estimate CAD$300-$500

Sold
CAD $527
2021/11/07
#69 ~ Lismer - Little Dead Pine, Georgian Bay
#69 ~ Lismer - Little Dead Pine, Georgian Bay
Lot #69

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Little Dead Pine, Georgian Bay
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1947
Size 12 x 15.75 in. / 30.5 x 40 cm.

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

Reference
'It is clear that the joy in making [the Georgian Bay paintings] for Lismer lay in the opportunity to draw from material paint such brilliant creations of pure light and colour, to wrestle from crashing hues and contrasting tones an image that often seems raw in its parts but is always in formal terms finally a resolved, complete thing.'- Canadian Jungle: The Later Works of Arthur Lismer.

Provenance
Agghazy Gallery, Calgary, label verso; from the Skinner family, Calgary
Estimate CAD$15,000-$20,000

Sold
CAD $32,175
2021/04/18
#70 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Skunk Cabbage Study
#70 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Skunk Cabbage Study
Lot #70

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Skunk Cabbage Study
Media ink and mixed media on paper
Size 8 x 9 in. / 20.3 x 22.9 cm.

Notes
signed with estate stamp lower left; framed with archival mat

Provenance
The Allen Gallery, Toronto, label verso; private collection, Calgary
Estimate CAD$1,200-$1,500

Sold
CAD $2,340
2021/04/18
#71 ~ Lismer - Windswept Pine, Georgian Bay
#71 ~ Lismer - Windswept Pine, Georgian Bay
Lot #71

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Windswept Pine, Georgian Bay
Media graphite on paper
Dated ca.  1935
Size 7.5 x 9.25 in. / 19 x 23.5 cm.

Notes
signed with estate stamp lower left; bears title and date on gallery label on backing; estate stamp verso; framed

Provenance
Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Montreal and Kensington Art Gallery, Calgary, labels verso; private collection, Calgary
Estimate CAD$900-$1,200

Sold
CAD $3,218
2021/04/18
#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
#492 ~ Lismer - Deep Forest
#492 ~ Lismer - Deep Forest
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
#87 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Farm House at Lake Egmont, N. S. 1918
#87 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Farm House at Lake Egmont, N. S. 1918
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
#88 ~ Lismer - Chief Wicka-Nin-Nish Trail Maker Extols the Tribe
#88 ~ Lismer - Chief Wicka-Nin-Nish Trail Maker Extols the Tribe
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
#563 ~ Lismer - The Sentinels [the Coast Defence Battery, Halifax]
#563 ~ Lismer - The Sentinels [the Coast Defence Battery, Halifax]
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
#564 ~ Lismer - Home Again [Landing at Pier 2, Halifax]
#564 ~ Lismer - Home Again [Landing at Pier 2, Halifax]
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
#565 ~ Lismer - Minesweepers at Sea [Submarine Chasers RNCVR]
#565 ~ Lismer - Minesweepers at Sea [Submarine Chasers RNCVR]
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
#566 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Sketch for Painting
#566 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Sketch for Painting
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
#74.1 ~ Lismer - B.C. Forest '63
#74.1 ~ Lismer - B.C. Forest '63
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
#64 ~ Lismer - Old Mill, Baie St. Paul
#64 ~ Lismer - Old Mill, Baie St. Paul
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
#65 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Four Cartoons
#65 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Four Cartoons
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
#65 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Beach Litter/Beach Treasure
#65 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Beach Litter/Beach Treasure
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
#67 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Tree Trunk
#67 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Tree Trunk
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
#75 ~ Lismer - Great Tree, Vancouver Island
#75 ~ Lismer - Great Tree, Vancouver Island
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
#75.1 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Roots and Undergrowth
#75.1 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Roots and Undergrowth
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
#76 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Beach Scene
#76 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Beach Scene
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
#77 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Skunk Cabbage Study
#77 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Skunk Cabbage Study
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
#78 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Undergrowth
#78 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Undergrowth
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
#58 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Beach Cornucopia
#58 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Beach Cornucopia
Lot #58

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Beach Cornucopia
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1960
Size 12 x 15.5 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 39.4 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed and dated lower left; signed and dated verso

Reference
the artist spent July and August in 1960 on Long Beach, BC; see Canadian Jungle: the Later Works of Arthur Lismer, pg.55 on regarding this time period

Estimate CAD$10,000-$12,000

Sold
CAD $10,350
2002/12/01
#93 ~ Lismer - The Lycenium Club - MacGregor Bay Section
#93 ~ Lismer - The Lycenium Club - MacGregor Bay Section
Lot #93

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title The Lycenium Club - MacGregor Bay Section
Media ink and graphite on paper
Size 7.25 x 9.25 x 1 in. / 18.4 x 23.5 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
unsigned, titled along bottom; some minor creases; unframed

Reference
an obvious self portrait of the artist over a camp stove with flies surrounding him

Estimate CAD$500-$700

Sold
CAD $460
2001/11/04
#94 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Design for a Stained Glass Window for E.W.G.
#94 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Design for a Stained Glass Window for E.W.G.
Lot #94

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Design for a Stained Glass Window for E.W.G.
Media graphite on paper
Size 10.25 x 2.75 x 1 in. / 26 x 7 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed with initials lower left; inscribed E.W.G. lower left; unframed

Reference
probably Edmund Wyly Grier [1862-1957] who became a full R.C.A. member in 1893; it was Grier who suggested Lismer for the Canadian War Memorials in 1918 who he probably knew through the O.S.A. having suggested [with J.W. Beatty] a young upstart, Lawren Harris who introduced Lismer to the society in 1913

Estimate CAD$500-$700

Sold
CAD $460
2001/11/04
#399 ~ Lismer - Small Craft
#399 ~ Lismer - Small Craft
Lot #399

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Small Craft
Media 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; archival mat; unframed

Reference
from the portfolio Canadian Drawings by Members of the Group of Seven, published by Rous and Mann, Toronto, 1925

Estimate CAD$400-$500

Sold
CAD $518
2001/11/04
#99 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Floor
#99 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Forest Floor
Lot #99

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Forest Floor
Media oil on plywood
Dated ca.  1960
Size 16 x 12 x 1 in. / 40.6 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed lower left

Reference
see Canadian Jungle, pg.99 for similiar paintings in the Firestone Art Collection [cat.#85] and Vancouver Art Gallery [cat.#86]

Provenance
Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, label verso
Estimate CAD$8,000-$10,000

Sold
CAD $6,325
2000/05/08
#85 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Footpath in a Forest
#85 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Footpath in a Forest
Lot #85

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Footpath in a Forest
Media charcoal on paper
Dated 1964
Size 9 x 11.75 x 1 in. / 22.9 x 29.8 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed and dated lower right; archival mat

Reference
similar work used in A Border of Beauty, pg.1 titled 'Twisted Roots, B.C.'

Estimate CAD$1,000-$1,200

Sold
CAD $1,760
1999/05/03
#140 ~ Lismer - High Tide, Cape Breton Coast
#140 ~ Lismer - High Tide, Cape Breton Coast
Lot #140

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title High Tide, Cape Breton Coast
Media oil on panel
Dated ca.  1952
Size 12 x 16 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed and indistinctly dated lower left; titled and inscribed '51 or 52' verso

Provenance
private estate, Victoria
Estimate CAD$5,000-$7,000

Sold
CAD $3,850
1997/05/05
#133 ~ Lismer - Sombre Spruce, B.C.
#133 ~ Lismer - Sombre Spruce, B.C.
Lot #133

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Sombre Spruce, B.C.
Media oil on panel
Dated 1960
Size 15.75 x 12 x 1 in. / 40 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed and dated lower right; signed, titled, dated and inscribed '28' verso

Estimate CAD$5,000-$7,000

Sold
CAD $3,300
1996/04/29
#134 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Fishing Boats at Dock
#134 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Fishing Boats at Dock
Lot #134

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Fishing Boats at Dock
Media etching on paper
Dated 1925
Size 5 x 6.25 x 1 in. / 12.7 x 15.9 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed with initials in plate lower right; signed below image; paper folded over under mat; archival mat

Estimate CAD$400-$600

Sold
CAD $605
1996/04/29
#144 ~ Lismer - Star Fish, Van. I. B.C.
#144 ~ Lismer - Star Fish, Van. I. B.C.
Lot #144

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Star Fish, Van. I. B.C.
Media oil on board
Dated 1956
Size 12 x 16 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated verso

Provenance
private collection, Montreal; Continental Galleries, Montreal, label verso
Estimate CAD$7,500-$9,500

Sold
CAD $6,600
1995/05/01
#271 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Portrait of a South African Woman, 1936
#271 ~ Lismer - Untitled - Portrait of a South African Woman, 1936
Lot #271

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Portrait of a South African Woman, 1936
Media pencil on paper
Dated 1936
Size 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 in. / 24.1 x 16.5 x 2.5 cm.

Notes
signed with initials lower right; inscribed 'S.A. 1936' and A.Lismer estate stamp verso

Reference
in A Painter's Country, by A.Y.Jackson, he mentions having a wonderful time on the boat to Europe with his niece, Naomi and the Lismers who were going to South Africa to teach and lecture

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

Sold
CAD $413
1992/10/05

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