Sotheby's Australia

The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art | Important Australian Art

AU0795 | 28 April 2015 | Sydney | 6.30 PM

The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art | JOHN BRACK 1920-1999, First Daughter 1955. Sold for $884,500 April 2015. (c) Helen Brack
Important Australian Art | ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999, Bride in a Cup (1959). Sold for $823,500 April 2015. (c) The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
Important Australian Art | ALBERT TUCKER 1914-1999, Masked Figure Attacked by Parrot 1964-1967. Sold for $268,400 April 2015. (c) Barbara Tucker. Courtesy of Barbara Tucker & Sotheby's Australia
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art | BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992, Study for Kingfisher 1978. Sold for $671,000 April 2015. (c) Wendy Whiteley
Sale Number: AU0795

The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art, lots 1-43

One of the most significant private collections of Australian art assembled in recent decades will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Australia in Sydney on 28 April 2015. 

With over 40 paintings, sculpture and works on paper, The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art comprises important works from colonial through to modern and contemporary Australian artists.

 

Important Australian Art, lots 44-111

We are delighted to present a diverse and strong selection of historical, modern and contemporary Australian art.  Included are several highly significant works from key moments in the history and development of Australian Art.

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 or
+61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Geoffrey Smith

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Fiona Hayward

Brett Ballard

Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Brett Ballard

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $11,259,136 including buyer’s premium

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EXHIBITION TIMES +

EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  LEVELS 2 & 9, 41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
WED. 15 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
THU. 16 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 17 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SAT. 18 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SUN. 19 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST

SYDNEY | 30 & 34 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA
THU. 23 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 24 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SAT. 25 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SUN. 26 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
MON. 27 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
TUE. 28 APR 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST








The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795
1 JUSTIN O'BRIEN
1917-1996

The Window No. 2 (1978)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $158,600 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © The Estate of Donald Friend. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
2 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

(Australian Fantasy) (1964)

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $164,700 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795
3 ROY DE MAISTRE
1894-1968

Train (circa 1930)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $128,100 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 ©The Estate of Lin Onus. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
4 LIN ONUS
1948-1996

Frogs on Waterlilies

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Lot Sold: $512,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Helen Brack
5 JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

First Daughter 1955

Estimate $550,000 - $750,000 Lot Sold: $884,500 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Helen Brack
6 JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

Study for First Daughter (1955)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $39,040 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795
7 WILLIAM DELAFIELD COOK
1936-2015

The Orange Tree I 2002

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $146,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Margaret Olley
8 MARGARET OLLEY
1923-2011

Games Table (1977)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Wendy Whiteley
9 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Study for Kingfisher 1978

Estimate $350,000 - $450,000 Lot Sold: $671,000 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © William Robinson
10 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

Canyon Gorge from Springbrook 1998

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000 Lot Sold: $219,600 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795
11 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Elephant and Waterlilies 1963

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $146,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Cressida Campbell. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
13 CRESSIDA CAMPBELL
born 1960

Banksias (2004)

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $109,800 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
14 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

The Bicycle Race (Death of Morandi) 1966

Estimate $300,000 - $400,000 Lot Sold: $512,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Ray Crooke. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
15 RAY CROOKE
born 1922

Islanders and Patterned Light (1972)

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $58,560 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Rick Amor. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
16 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Memory of the Foreshore 1990

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $103,700 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © John Olsen. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
17 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Captain Dobbin 1973

Estimate $300,000 - $500,000 Lot Sold: $402,600 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Nicholas Harding
18 NICHOLAS HARDING
born 1956

Newtown to Enmore 2007

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $26,840 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Robert Dickerson
19 ROBERT DICKERSON
born 1924

Man in Rushcutters Bay Park (1965)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © Michael Johnson. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
20 MICHAEL JOHNSON
born 1938

Ellamatta Ochre 2002-2003

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $26,840 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
21 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Train Crossing a River (First Version) (1980)

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $341,600 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795
22 EUGENE VON GUERARD
1811-1901

Mount William as seen from Mount Dryden in The Grampians, Victoria 1892

Estimate $140,000 - $180,000 Lot Sold: $268,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795 © The Estate of Russell Drysdale.
23 RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

Landscape (circa 1966)

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000 Lot Sold: $317,200 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795
24 JAMES R. JACKSON
1882-1975

Hawkesbury River

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $10,370 (including buyer's premium)
The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art  |  Important Australian Art - AU0795
25 LISA ADAMS
born 1969

Track 1999

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)

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