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Aquila Books is pleased to offer a large selection of original art

For the moment, unfortunately, what we have online is just a small snippet of what we have in store

 

To set up a viewing appointment or to enquire about these pieces (or others) please contact us

 

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Bok, Hannes [Wayne Francis Woodard]. After the Atom

 

USA: 1947. Original conté illustration. 17.25" X 9.75". Matted. Signed and titled by Bok. A few old adhesive stains to very edges of margin of print, hidden by matting.

 

Original illustration of 4 grotesque human beings clearly impacted by the results of an atomic bomb. Bok was a prolific illustrator for science fiction and fantasy books. His art was used by Arkham House and magazines such as Weird Tales, Other World, and Fantasy Fiction.

 

Aquila #137-943 $3250.00

 

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Edmund T. Coleman

Edmund T. Coleman was a Londoner, member of the Alpine Club of London and exhibitor of landscape and historical pictures at the Royal Academy. Coleman arrived in Victoria in 1863 as a gold seeker (although it appears he never made it to the fields). Coleman was most impressed by the mountain scenery he encountered in British Columbia. "Coleman's reaction tot he mountains reflected the conventional sublime, but the exaltation with which he invested them conveyed a moralistic view of landscape and nature that characterized port-Wordsworth Victorian views" (from Tippett and Cole, from Desolation to Splendor, 1977). In 1868 Coleman and three others were the first to summit British Columbia's Mt. Baker. 

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Coleman, E. T.

Untitled.

[Original Landscape Painting Showing a Pass Along the Mountainside in British Columbia, Canada]

 

London: , [circa 1863]. Very good. Original sepia tone watercolour painting with pen and ink. On 7.25" X 10.5" (19 X 26.7 CM) sheet of paper. Some chipping to bottom right corner (however, does not intrude into the image). A small amount of staining near edges. With slight rippling to paper. Housed in thin 1.5 CM wooden frame (17" X 14"/43 X 35.5 cm). Beige matting. Clear image with crisp details. Comes with copy of 'From Desolation to Splendor; Changing Perceptions of the British Columbia Landscape' by Tippett and Cole in which Coleman is mentioned.

 

Signed by Coleman to the bottom right. A detailed and delicate painting showing pass in the rocky mountain side which juts up, above the water. The pass is supported by several wooden structures with a small party of two men, a horse and a dog making their way along it.

Aquila #13193 $3500.00

 

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Coleman, E. T.

Untitled. [Original Landscape Painting Showing Horse and Rider upon a Mountainside Pass in British Columbia, Canada.]

 

London: , [circa 1863]. Near fine. Original sepia tone watercolour painting with pen and ink. On 10.5" X 7.25" (26.75 X 18.5 CM) sheet of paper. A small chip to bottom center. A small amount of staining near edges. With slight rippling to paper. Housed in thin 1.5 CM wooden frame (14" X 17"/35.5 X 43 cm). Beige matting. Clear image with crisp details. Signed by Coleman to the bottom left. Comes with copy of 'From Desolation to Splendor; Changing Perceptions of the British Columbia Landscape' by Tippett and Cole in which Coleman is mentioned.

 

A beautiful painting with fine, subtle details. A mountainside pass is depicted, built upon a collection of sharp and jagged rocks. The water swirls softly below. The hillside visible beyond the pass is blanketed softly with elegant trees. A lone horse and rider make their way along the pass.

 Aquila # 135194 - $3500.00

 

 

 

 

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Da Ru, Peter.

Toboggan Escape

 

[Original Painting]., [circa 1925]. Near fine. Original oil on canvas. 33.25" X 26" (84.5 X 66 cm), in light green and white painted wooden frame which measures 38.5" X 30.5" (97.8 X 77.5 cm). Light wear to frame with some slight separation/cracking at joints. Small rectangular fade mark to bottom of frame. Signed by the artist at the bottom left of the painting.

 

Illustration depicting a mother polar bear cuddling her child as they slide down a snowy slope, away from a man with a spear visible behind them in the distance. In the background ice floats on the water and the sun is setting. A very sweet painting.

 

Peter Da Ru was a children's book illustrator and author who illustrated many children's books in the 1920's and 30's with noted author Allen Chaffee, most of which focused around animals (many of them bears). Books illustrated by Da Ru include 'Sitka, the Snow Baby', 'Chinook, the Cinnamon Cub' and 'The Adventures of Twinkly Eyes, the Little Black Bear'.

 

Aquila # 135-169  - $2500

 

 

 

 

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D.H. Parry. Untitled.                                  $900

 

No date. Original Watercolour.

6.5" x 8.5" (16.5 x 21.5 cm).

With blue matting in a 12.25" x 15" (31 x 38 cm) thin copper brushed wooden frame. A beautifully detailed and richly coloured painting in fine condition, signed by the artist on the bottom right corner. The frame is somewhat worn with some light chipping.

 

The painting depicts a man on horse back (in regimental dress) turning his head backward to glance at the ladies on horse back who have just rode past him. The countryside behind him is soft with rolling hills and light clouds. A beautiful image.

 

The dress of the man signifies that of the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) which was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1715 to 1969.

 

Aquila # 132538

 

 

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 Gibson, P. G.

Copy of W R Leigh's 'In a Bad Fix'

                                                                                                                                                                $4000

 Circa 1951. Original oil on canvas. 96.5 x 127 cm (38 x 50 inches) in wooden frame 109 x 150 cm (43 x 59 inches).

Signed on the bottom corner by Gibson.

 

An original oil reproduction of a painting by William Robinson Leigh (September 23, 1866 – March 11, 1955).

Leigh was an American artist, who specialized in Western scenes. Reproduced with the permission of the artist. The original painting is located in Grand Central Gallery in New York City. A large and richly detailed image perfect for a bar, hunting lodge or hotel. Painting was sold by the Gainsborough Gallery in Calgary, AB (1957) with Gallery label still remaining on the back.

 SOLD Aquila # 132654

 

 

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Nora Drummond-Davis

Western Landscape (Untitled)

 $5,000         

Early 20th century. Oil on Panel. 196 x 205 cm (77 x 80.7 inches). Image is brightly coloured, with beautiful details. The painting depicts a Native Canadian canoeing down a waterfall with the sun setting in the background. It is signed on the bottom right by the artist. The painting is surrounded by a white painted frame. A wonderful, large piece which would also be ideal in a hotel, bar or hunting lodge.

 

Nora Drummond (1862- 1949), also known as Nora Drummond-Davis, was an English, and later Canadian, artist and illustrator, whose work typically featured dogs and country pursuits (she also worked for the British Postcard Company). In 1893 Drummond married Daniel Joseph F. Davies (1870-1948) and shortly after the turn of the century the couple emigrated to Canada. For some years they lived in Alberta, where Nora Drummond-Davies, as she had become known, provided private lessons in painting and illustration to Peter Whyte, who later, with his wife, became the inspiration for the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta. Deaccession from a prominent Canadian Institution.                                                                SOLD  Aquila #   132433

 

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Edward Frederick Hagell

Indian Camp, Red Cart

 

Original drawing. Pen and ink on paper. 29.2 x 35.6 cm.                                                                                     $900

Signed near the bottom right by the artist. A beautifully detailed image.

A few very light stains to paper else in fine condition.

 

Edward Frederick Hagell (1895-1964) was a Lethbridge born Canadian artist who drew, painted and wrote about the Wild Canadian West. With the drawing comes 'The Legacy of a Southern Alberta Artist' by Wilma Wood- a book about Hagell and his works. This work was displayed in the exhibition 'The Legacy of Russell and Remington' at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta (2004)-Exhibition sticker is attached to back.                                                                                                   SOLD  Aquila # 132449

 

 

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Edith Honland. Old Sarcee Squaw.

                                                                                              $400

 

1918. Original watercolour. 30.5 x 18 cm (12 x 7 inches), in simple wooden frame 49.5 x 37 cm (19.5 x 14.5 inches) with beige matting. Signed by the artist on the bottom right corner in pencil.

 

A lovely, simple image depicting a woman with a blanket over her shoulders, staring out with a wise expression.

Provenance Norman Luxton, Banff.

 

Aquila # 132657

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shackleton, Kathleen (1884-1961)

"Lena" Aklavik                                                       $1500

 

Original pastel portrait (image size 37 X 52 cm.) on paper. (We have not examined the image out of the frame) of an Inuit women from Aklavik. Boldly signed and dated 1938.

 

Kathleen Shackleton was the sister of Sir Ernest Shackleton. In 1937 she applied to the HBC for a commission to travel up the MacKenzie river and to produce 3 dozen portraits. For this she was to paid 2000 dollars excluding expenses. Her purpose was to depict the northern peoples and portray the Hudson Bay Companies interests for both of their benefits. Unfortunately she become entangled in controversy with the Anglican Church in Aklavik. Our portrait is named and with further research it is probably possible to determine a better history of the sitter. For a good history of her trip in the north see Alone in Silence, European Women in the Canadian North by Barbara Kelcey.

 

Aquila #124155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shackleton, Keith. Untitled [Snow Petrels].

SOLD $3500         

     

1983. Oil painting on masonite. 45 x 35 cm. Signed and dated by the artist on the lower right. In a silver gilt frame.

 

Keith Hope Shackleton (B. 1923) is one of Britain's best known, living wildlife artists. Through his long association with the ship Lindblad Explorer, he has traveled numerous times both north and south capturing the grand polar landscapes and wildlife he has encountered.

 

His wonderful talent is detailed in his book "Wildlife and Wilderness an Artist's World". A copy is included with the painting. The Snow Petrel, one of only three species that breed in the Antarctic is one of his favorite subjects and a similar image is depicted on page 30 of the book.

Aquila # 124780

 

 

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Toller Cranston

 

Toller Shalitoe Montague Cranston (born April 20, 1949) is a Canadian figure skater and painter. He is the 1971-1976 Canadian national champion, the 1974 World bronze medalist, and the 1976 Olympic bronze medalist.

 

After attending the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Cranston became self-supporting as an artist, making enough money to cover his skating expenses. He held his first exhibition at his coach Ellen Burka's home in the spring of 1969. In November 1971, he had another successful one-man show in Toronto, the result of almost a year's work.

Today Cranston's imaginative and transcendent work has been exhibited in mayor international galleries and museums and has been featured in over 250 one-man exhibitions throughout the world.

 

 

Toller Cranston. Untitled.

SOLD $250

 

1976. Original pen and inks. 14 x 11 cm (5.5 x 4.25 inches) in silver metal frame 26 x 21 cm (10.25 x 8.25 inches) with white matting. A slight amount of browning around the edges, probably from mat burn.

Signed in brown ink on the bottom right corner and dated '77. An interesting and striking image in which a man, dressed in a large hat and tall boots, holds up a pair of ice skates in one hand. Aquila # 132666

Toller Cranston. Untitled.

SOLD $250

 

1976. Original pen and ink. 14 x 11 cm (5.5 x 4.25 inches) in silver metal frame 26 x 21 cm (10.25 x 8.25 inches) with white matting. A slight amount of browning around the edges, probably from mat burn.

Signed in brown ink on the bottom right corner and dated '77. Beautifully and intricately detailed; this is a lovely and intriguing piece depicts a woman holding up her skirt while she ice skates. Aquila # 132663

 

          

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