Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $9,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

1823 25-Nov-2023 12:58:56 PM $9,000 AutoBid

34070 25-Nov-2023 12:57:04 PM $8,500

919272 18-Nov-2023 07:53:50 PM $8,000

The bidding history list updated on: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 11:35:10

LOT 306

1898 - 1984

The Waiting Ones
oil on board
signed and on verso titled, dated 1936 on two gallery labels and certified by William Watson
9 3/4 x 12 in, 24.8 x 30.5 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 CAD

Sold for: $11,250

Preview at:

Watson Art Galleries, Montreal
La Galerie Continentale Inc., Montreal
Private Collection, Vancouver
Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, November 29, 2012, lot 302
Private Collection, Calgary

Ian Sigvaldason and Scott Steedman, Art For War and Peace: How a Great Art Project Helped Canada Discover Itself, 2015, the related silkscreen reproduced page 191

A silkscreen with the same title, published by Sampson-Matthews circa 1952 - 1955, was produced from this sketch.

On verso there is an image of the silkscreen with an inscription by Thomas Beament: "This reproduction was published in the London 'Studio' and was made from a sketch produced in Baffin Island. The subject is based on the habit of the old people and women of standing in groups on headland looking for the return of the seal hunters."

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