Tom Thomson (1877 - 1917)

Algonquin Park

Oil on board

8.5 x 10.5 inches


Thought by the owner to be of no significant value. Researched by Andrew Gibbs and sold for the owner for $475,000



 Some people spend years wondering if the artwork they own could be valuable. Often, the fear of spending more on a valuation than the artwork may be worth puts people off even contacting an appraisal company. If you aren't sure if you need a formal appraisal but want to know more about an artwork, you should try our free online valuation service. It is designed to help in the following types of scenarios: 


  • You just want to know approximately how much your artwork may be worth

  • You want to know if the artwork you own is a print or an original

  • You can't decipher the artist's name on an artwork you own

Please click here for our Online Valuation Form 



We specialize in the appraisal of artworks by established Canadian and International artists. Normally clients are advised to have a formal appraisal for artworks with a current Fair Market Value of over $2,000. Appraisals are undertaken for the purposes of insurance, estate planning, family division, potential sale and donation. Fees for our formal fine art appraisals are based on a minimum fee (which depends on the type of appraisal) plus a fee per artwork. We are happy to provide a firm quote in advance.



If you would prefer to bring an artwork to our office for a verbal appraisal, please contact us to make an appointment. We charge a fee of $50 plus HST for verbal appraisals at our office, for up to 3 artworks.


We can also come to your home to provide a 'walk-through' appraisal of your artworks. This can be a very cost-effective way of providing advice for a larger number of items in a short space of time. You are welcome to take notes as we go through the collection. Depending on your location, this can be done for as little as $150 plus HST for an hour's visit and if you then decide to ask for a formal written appraisal, the fee can be rolled into the minimum charge for a formal appraisal.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss any of these options.