Sotheby's Australia

Savill: The Private and The Public
The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art

AU0805 | 10 May 2016 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

Cover: The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art
CHARLES BLACKMAN, BORN 1928, The Ceremony 1959. Sold for $610,000 May 2016. (c) Charles Blackman. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999, Hillside (Shoalhaven) (1976). Sold for $146,400 May 2016. (c) The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
SIDNEY NOLAN 1917-1992, River-Bank 1964. Sold for $1,647,000 May 2016. (c) The Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
JEFFREY SMART 1921-2013, Study 1 for Bus Terminus (1972-1973). Sold for $134,200 May 2016. (c) The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
RUPERT BUNNY 1864-1947, Models in the Garden (circa 1913). Sold for $195,200 May 2016.
Sale Number: AU0805

Savill: The Private and The Public
The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art | 10 May 2016
Oustanding Results

AUCTION SYDNEY TUESDAY 10 MAY 2016  |  6.30 PM
InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  

Outstanding results were achieved at Sotheby’s Australia’s first night of May Australian Art sales with The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art selling for $5,355,678 including buyer’s premium, with 86.7% sold by volume and 183.8% sold by value. 

‘For almost 40 years, Denis Savill and Savill Galleries has played a vital role in the Australian art market and Sotheby’s Australia was honoured to be entrusted with the sale of The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art’ said Geoffrey Smith, Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia.

Sidney Nolan's River-Bank 1964 achieved $1,647,000 (estimate $600,000-900,000)
Charles Blackman's The Ceremony 1959 realised $610,000 (estimate $250,000-300,000)

 

On 11 May Sotheby's Australia will auction Important Australian & International Art.
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Geoffrey Smith

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Australian & International Art
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Fiona Hayward

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Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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Brett Ballard

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Australian & International Art
Sydney
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Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $5,355,678 including buyer's premium

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EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
THU. 28 APR 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 29 APR 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SAT. 30 APR 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SUN. 1 MAY 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST

SYDNEY | PADDINGTON TOWN HALL 249 OXFORD STREET, MELBOURNE
THU. 5 MAY 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 6 MAY 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
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Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
1 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Bride over Shoalhaven

Estimate $14,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $53,680 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Donald Friend. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
2 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

The Verandah 1954

Estimate $18,000 - $24,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805
3 JUSTIN O'BRIEN
1917-1996

Wildflowers (1990)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
4 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Landscape with Figure and Bird (circa 1963)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Donald Friend. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
5 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

Soldiers Making a Bonfire (circa 1942)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $10,980 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Lloyd Rees. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
6 LLOYD REES
1895-1988

Blue Day, Tasmania 1976

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of William Dobell. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
7 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Temporary Bridge over Thames (1936)

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $28,060 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Donald Friend. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
8 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

The Carpenters (Bali)

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Donald Friend. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
9 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

The Painted Wall (circa 1974)

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $9,150 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
10 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Wimmera Dam (circa 1978)

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © Ray Crooke. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
11 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

Rockhampton 1960

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $6,710 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © Wendy Whiteley
12 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Preliminary Idea for Very Large Plum and Ultramarine Vase or Pot 1976

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $122,000 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © Wendy Whiteley
13 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992
DEREK SMITH
born 1931 (thrower)

Untitled Animal Vase (1979)

Estimate $16,000 - $24,000 Lot Sold: $39,040 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805
14 CHARLES MEERE
1890-1961

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend 1959

Estimate $20,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $23,180 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
15 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Shoalhaven (1978)

Estimate $90,000 - $110,000 Lot Sold: $122,000 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © William Robinson
16 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

Farmyard 1981

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805
17 CLIFTON PUGH
1924-1990

Wrens 1976

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Margaret Preston. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
18 MARGARET PRESTON
1875-1963

Native Ballet 1946

Estimate $9,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $7,930 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805
19 PENLEIGH BOYD
1890-1923

(Landscape with White Gum) 1922

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805
20 WALLACE ANDERSON
1888-1975

Cobbers 1930

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805
21 JAMES R. JACKSON
1882-1975

The Orange Parasol

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $20,130 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805
22 JAMES R. JACKSON
1882-1975

Low Tide, The Spit, Sydney Harbour

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $17,080 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of William Dobell. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
23 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Sydney from Farm Cove (1945)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Donald Friend. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
24 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

Jungle with Lizard (1959)

Estimate $5,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $14,640 (including buyer's premium)
Savill: The Private and The Public<BR>The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art - AU0805 © The Estate of Donald Friend. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
25 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

Shopping in the Pettah (Ceylon) (1961)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)

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