International Art Auction Set for June 18

By: Susan Robertson

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Auction includes important drawings, paintings and sculpture

We are very excited to welcome another Spring Auction Season to Waddington’s! Our June 18th auction promises to be one of our best. As always, the auction will include important drawings, paintings and sculpture, focusing on the very best in International Art. We have already received a number of very fine works for our Spring auction. We invite you to preview them in our online gallery.

One of the highlights of our auction is a hitherto unseen canvas by renowned Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), part of a private collection in Montreal for over 30 years. Fertility exemplifies the artist’s abstract expressionist style, featuring vibrant colouring with boldly outlined, abstracted figures. A pioneer of his time, Husain was celebrated for his ability to blend traditional Indian motifs with the technique of modern Western painting.

We are also excited to offer two paintings by Russian-American artist Abraham Manievich (1883-1942). The double-sided still life and colourful summer landscape are coveted examples of the artist’s dynamic painting style.

In addition, John Lavery’s (1856-1941) elegant Lady in Green has been in the hands of Toronto families for over 100 years and was exhibited at the Art Museum of Toronto (now the Art Gallery of Ontario) in November 1909. Lavery was known for his distinguished portraits and has been praised as amongst the most competent painters of the Glasgow School.

As always, our auctions represent artists from many periods and regions including from Old Masters from the School of Bassano to modern works by Russian artist Aleksandr Tyshler (1898-1980) and French artist (Jean-Pierre Vasarely) Yvaral (1934-2002). Our auction will feature 19th Century favourites such as Edward Seago, Antoine Bouvard, Alfred de Breanski Jr. and Sr., and many others including a charming Amsterdam street scene by Dutch artist Cornelis Springer. We also have number of classic American landscapes by Thomas Worthington Whittredge, Irving Ramsey Wiles, W.E. Baum, E.A. Gruppe and William Edward Norton.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the consignors and buyers who made our Fine Print and Photography auction a great success. The sale marked the re-launching of Waddington’s Print and Photography auctions. We are proud to be the only Canadian auction house to offer world-class prints and photography.

We also wish to thank the participants of our online auction of Continental Paintings. We look forward to offering a number of specialized online sales throughout the year and are currently accepting consignments for future auctions including British, Russian, Modern and Contemporary art.

 


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