Heffel's Top 10 Artists' Records

Heffel was established as an auction house in 1995 as a division of Heffel Gallery Limited. Since that time, we have established ourselves as the market leader. The following are the record sales in each category which have contributed to these results.

Paintings   Watercolours   Drawings   Prints   Sculptures  
  Watercolours

Record Emily Carr sale

Emily Carr
War Canoe, Alert Bay
watercolour on paper
10 5/8 x 15in   27 x 38.1cm

Estimate: $200,000 ~ $300,000 CAD
Sold for: $1,228,500 CAD

Sale date: Thursday, November 24, 2011

Record Jean Paul Riopelle sale

Jean Paul Riopelle
Sans titre
watercolour and ink on paper
38 x 26in   96.5 x 66cm

Estimate: $100,000 ~ $125,000 CAD
Sold for: $184,000 CAD

Sale date: Thursday, May 22, 2008

Record Edward John (E.J.) Hughes sale

Edward John (E.J.) Hughes
Museum Ship at Penticton, BC
watercolour on paper
20 x 24in   50.8 x 61cm

Estimate: $75,000 ~ $95,000 CAD
Sold for: $128,700 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Record William Kurelek sale

William Kurelek
Self-Portrait
watercolour, gouache and ink on paper
18 1/2 x 14 3/4in   47 x 37.5cm

Estimate: $40,000 ~ $50,000 CAD
Sold for: $126,500 CAD

Sale date: Friday, November 24, 2006

Record James Wilson Morrice sale

James Wilson Morrice
A Bathing Cove, Trinidad
watercolour on paper board
7 3/4 x 12 1/2in   19.7 x 31.7cm

Estimate: $50,000 ~ $60,000 CAD
Sold for: $100,300 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Record Paul-Émile Borduas sale

Paul-Émile Borduas
L'Arlésienne en balade
watercolour on paper
22 x 30in   55.9 x 76.2cm

Estimate: $40,000 ~ $60,000 CAD
Sold for: $50,150 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Record Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson sale

Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson
Approaching Thunderstorm
watercolour
17 x 20 1/2in   43.2 x 52.1cm

Estimate: $35,000 ~ $40,000 CAD
Sold for: $48,400 CAD

Sale date: Thursday, May 27, 1999

Record Frances Anne Beechey Hopkins sale

Frances Anne Beechey Hopkins
Landscape with Encampment on a Timber Raft
watercolour and mixed media on paper on board
15 1/8 x 22in   38.4 x 55.9cm

Estimate: $8,000 ~ $12,000 CAD
Sold for: $47,200 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Record Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith sale

Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
The Chancellor
watercolour on paper
17 1/2 x 24in   44.4 x 61cm

Estimate: $9,000 ~ $12,000 CAD
Sold for: $31,625 CAD

Sale date: Thursday, November 24, 2005

Record Doris Jean McCarthy sale

Doris Jean McCarthy
Tor's Cove, Newfoundland
watercolour on paper
15 x 22in   38.1 x 55.9cm

Estimate: $2,500 ~ $3,500 CAD
Sold for: $9,775 CAD

Sale date: Thursday, November 25, 2004