Lot # 138
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

Arthur Lismer
AAM CGP CSGA CSPWC G7 OSA RCA 1885 - 1969 Canadian

Tugs and Troop Carrier, Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1921
40 x 50 in  101.6 x 127cm

Collection of the Artist
Laing Galleries, Toronto, 1955
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, acquired with the A. Sidney Dawes Fund for Canadian paintings, 1955
Acquired from the above by Laing Galleries, Toronto, 1959, in exchange for Cathedral Mountain by Arthur Lismer
Acquired from the above by a Prominent Canadian Executive and Philanthropist, Toronto, January 2, 1962

Augustus Bridle, “Unusual Art Cult Breaks Loose Again,” The Toronto Daily Star, May 7, 1921
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Annual Report, 1956, page 17
Norah McCullough, The Arthur Lismer Catalogue of Paintings: 1970 - 1972, Library & Archives, National Gallery of Canada, dated 1919, catalogue #105
Gemey Kelly, Arthur Lismer: Nova Scotia, 1916 – 1919, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1982

Art Gallery of Toronto, The Group of Seven, May 7 – 29, 1921, titled as Tugs, Halifax Harbour, N.S., catalogue #36, listed as $750
Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, August 27 – September 10, 1921, titled as Tugs, Halifax Harbour, N.S., catalogue #201, listed as $600

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Estimate: $700,000 ~ $900,000 CAD  
Sold for: $781,250 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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