Canvas by Henri Matisse expected to fetch up to $5.8 million at Toronto auction
"Femme assise sur un balcon" by Henri Matisse is shown in this undated handout photo. A canvas by Henri Matisse is headed to the auction block in Toronto next month. The Heffel Fine Art Auction House says the 1919 painting, "Femme assise sur un balcon," could fetch between $3.8 million and $5.8 million at its spring sale. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Heffel Fine Art Auction House
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:02PM EDT
TORONTO - A painting by French artist Henri Matisse will be up for sale in Toronto this spring.
The Heffel Fine Art Auction House says the 1919 painting, "Femme assise sur un balcon," could fetch between $3.8 million and $5.8 million at its auction next month.
The spring sale features 116 works, estimated to be worth a total of between $15 million and $23 million, including a robust selection from Canada's Group of Seven.
Three pieces by Lawren Harris will be open for bids, including a sketch of Lake Superior expected to hammer down between $250,000 and $350,000.
The Art Gallery of Ontario is deaccessioning 17 canvases by A.Y. Jackson through Heffel this spring, with further works to be sold in upcoming auctions.
Heffel will also offer works from the estate of Montreal art collectors Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg, which features several renowned Quebec artists.