Artworks by acclaimed Canadian artists will headline Miller & Miller's online-only October 8 auction
The 346-lot auction, beginning promptly at 9 am Eastern time, will feature several important collections, including Jim Fleming, Marty Osler and Susan Murray (all Canadian). Internet bidding via LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller website.
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
The 346-lot auction, beginning promptly at 9 am Eastern time, features a fresh to the market offering of Canadiana and folk art representing some of the oldest collections in the county. The backbone of the sale is built on the collection of the Honorable Jim Fleming, the former Canadian broadcaster and member of the House of Commons (1972-1984).
"With artists ranging from Maud Lewis, Norval Morrisseau, Maurice Galbraith Cullen, Purvis Young and Moses Tolliver, plus documented folk art from the great collections mentioned, this is not a sale to be missed," said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, adding, "The auction represents some of the oldest and best collections in the country. Jim Fleming, Marty Osler and Susan Murray are private, astute collectors. Together this offering is fresh, honest, and exciting."
There are eleven Maud Lewis paintings in the auction, with Winter Sleigh Ride an expected top earner, having a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$25,000 (Canadian). The lovely, circa 1955 mixed media on beaverboard is a delightful and early Christmas season scene, similar to a later image used for a series of Canadian postage stamps. The 9 inch by 11 inch board (less frame) is signed and dated.
Adelard Brousseau's Maple Sugar Time is a wonderful rendition of a traditional Quebec rural scene, measuring 36 ½ inches long by 21 inches tall by 24 ½ inches wide (est. $18,000-$25,000)
Norval Morrisseau's Ancestral Visitors (1998) brings together many elements – such as spirits – a continuance of life in the body of one animal while showing a connection to other life and spirit forms. The work is signed lower right and measures 22 inches by 30 inches (sight, less frame), and is expected to find a new home for $12,000-$15,000.
Internet bidding will be thru the Miller & Miller website, as well as LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. To learn more, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.