Charles MacDonald Manly

Canadian (1855 - 1924)

Charles MacDonald Manly was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Charles MacDonald Manly's estimated art value is C$3,000 (*)

Charles MacDonald Manly's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$1,000 - C$5,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for a watercolour work attributed to Charles MacDonald Manly (1855-1924) was C$3,420 - paid for "Old Houses, Point Levis, Quebec" at Waddington's in Toronto on Thu, Sep 13, 2012. has 55 auction art sale records for their watercolour results, with prices in the range of C$1,000 to C$5,000.

Cowley Abbott Auction House Biography and Notes

Born in Englefield Green, Surrey, England, the son of Rev. John G. Manly, a Methodist minister, he came to Canada at an early age with his parents. His father served in various places in Canada, Jamaica, England and Ireland and finally settled in Toronto, where he died in 1908. During those years, Charles Manly studied at Heatherley’s School, London, the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin, Ireland (1881-1884). On his return to Canada, he settled in Toronto, where he became active in the Toronto Art Students’ League as a founding member (1886). It was in the League Calendar issued from 1893 to 1904 that Manly’s superb pen-and-ink drawings and water colours appeared. He was active as well with the Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A. 1876) and the Royal Canadian Army (A.R.C.A. 1890) and became President of the O.S.A. in 1903. He was also a member of the short lived Associated Watercolour Painters, Tor. (1912).

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