American & 20th Century Paintings Online Auction

October 30, 2014

LOT 15

Lot 15

William Edward Norton (1843-1916)

William Edward Norton (1843-1916)
Lot 15 Details
William Edward Norton (1843-1916), American


Oil on canvas; signed and dated /86 lower left, signed and titled to artist’s label in London, England verso
18" x 20" — 45.7 x 50.8 cm.

Estimate $1,500-$2,000

Realised: $1,680
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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William Edward Norton (1843-1916)
  • William Edward Norton (1843-1916)

With H.J. Matthews, Toronto;
Ex. Coll. Sir Byron Edmund Walker, Toronto;
By descent through the family, Toronto


Sir Byron Edmond Walker (1848-1924) was instrumental in a campaign to establish a world class museum in Toronto. After many years of planning and pursuing this interest, The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto opened to the public on March 19, 1914.

Sir Walker also took part in the foundation and direction of many of Canada’s organizations, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the University of Toronto.


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LOT 15

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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