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CONSIGNOR SETS A NEW AUCTION RECORD FOR A RARE PENCIL SKETCH BY LAWREN HARRIS

The preparatory work for of one of Lawren Harris’s most renowned canvases, Lake Superior, sold for nearly five times its auction value setting a new record for a pencil sketch by the Group of Seven artist, fetching $161,000 (significantly above its pre-estimate of $20,000 – $30,000; all prices include a 15 per cent buyer’s premium, the lowest in the industry).

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NATIONWIDE TREASURE HUNT FOR VALUABLE WORKS OF ART

Consignor Canadian Fine Art is set to embark on a nine-city “Art Roadshow” in search of undiscovered art that might be forgotten, overlooked or hiding in the attics of households across the country. Beginning August 15th, Consignor launches its cross-country tour of Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, Saint John, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, inviting Canadians to bring in works of art for free verbal appraisals and the chance discovery that they could be in possession of a hidden gem.

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AUCTION DEBUT OF LARGE-SCALE SIGNATURE WORK BY GROUP OF SEVEN’S FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL IS POISED TO CHALLENGE RECORD

Two celebrated works by Franklin Carmichael are the centerpieces to Consignor Canadian Fine Art’s upcoming Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art taking place May 25th at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto. A largescale oil painting, Old Orchard (1940), will make its auction debut having been privately owned by the family of Herbert Laurence Rous, founder of the renown Rous and Mann printing studio where many of the Group of Seven artists began their careers.

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An important sketch by J.E.H. MacDonald marks one of the earliest examples of his budding friendship with Lawren Harris

Following Consignor Canadian Fine Art’s highly successful live auction debut in May 2016 (that included a record-breaking sale of Lawren Harris’s Algoma Sketch 48), the auction house launches its second live auction event featuring an exciting catalogue of important Canadian works, to be held at the historic Berkeley Church in downtown Toronto on November 22, 2016.

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RECORD SET FOR A RARE ALGOMA SKETCH BY LAWREN HARRIS AT CONSIGNOR CANADIAN FINE ART’S INAUGURAL LIVE AUCTION EVENT

Algoma Sketch 48, a rare preparatory oil sketch by Lawren Harris debuted on the auction block at Consignor Canadian Fine Art’s inaugural live auction event tonight in Toronto, ON, fetching $977,500 (significantly above its pre-estimate of $400,000 – $600,000; all prices includes a 15 per cent buyer’s premium, the lowest in the industry).

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