Paul Peel

Paul Peel - Heffel Gallery

Paul Peel

1860 - 1892
OSA RCA

Paul Peel was born in London, Ontario in 1860, and began to study under William Lees Judson in 1875. In 1877, Peel furthered his artistic studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia under the instruction of Christian Schussele and Thomas Eakins. However, Peel sought to join the dynamic art community in Paris, and after a brief visit to the Royal Academy in London, England in the winter of 1880 - 1881, Peel fulfilled his ambition and moved to France. Over the next several years he worked with Jean-Léon Gérôme, Henri Doucet, Jules Lefebvre and Benjamin Constant. His work strongly reflected French influences and characteristically depicted images of rural peasantry, children and nude figures, finished with superb fluency and technical skill. In 1883, Peel had a painting accepted into the Paris Salon, a major accomplishment for any artist, especially for a twenty-two year old Canadian. Peel made a brief trip back to London, Ontario at the end of 1883, showing at the Toronto Industrial Exhibition and the Western Fair. His greatest success, however, would come from abroad at the 1890 Paris Salon, where Peel exhibited two works. One of the works, After the Bath, proved to be a major success, garnering positive reviews from French critics and a third-class medal. Unfortunately Peel’s blossoming career was cut short, as he died of illness in Paris in 1892 at the age of thirty-two.



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Young Girl with Terrier
21 1/2 x 28in 54.6 x 71.1cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $70,000 - $90,000 CDN
Sold for:   $184,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2006 auction on Thursday, May 25, 2006



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Woman with a Parasol, Isaure Verdier
10 x 13in 25.4 x 33cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $30,000 - $50,000 CDN
Sold for:   $76,050 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2013 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 28, 2013



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The Fisher Boy
22 x 18in 55.9 x 45.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $55,000 - $65,000 CDN
Sold for:   $74,750 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2005 auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2005



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Woman with Spinning Wheel
21 1/2 x 17in 54.6 x 43.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $25,000 - $30,000 CDN
Sold for:   $43,125 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2004 auction on Thursday, May 27, 2004



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Still Life with Yellow Roses
9 1/2 x 12in 24.1 x 30.5cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $10,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $37,375 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2006 auction on Thursday, May 25, 2006



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Bubbles
14 x 12in 35.6 x 30.5cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $20,000 - $30,000 CDN
Sold for:   $21,850 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2007 auction on Friday, November 23, 2007



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Young Girl on a Hilltop
15 1/4 x 25 1/2in 38.7 x 64.8cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $20,000 - $25,000 CDN
Sold for:   $20,700 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2005 auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2005





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