Sotheby's Australia

The David Newby Collection of Australian Art

AU0813A | 3 May 2017 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999, Landscape with Waterhole and Herons, near Alice Springs 1954. Sold for $585,600 May 2017. © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
TIM STORRIER born 1949 The Night Line 2005. Sold for $109,800 May 2017. © Tim Storrier
ALBERT TUCKER 1914-1999 Explorer 1964. Sold for $451,400. © The Estate of Barbara Tucker. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
JEFFREY SMART 1921-2013 Garage in Via Mantellate (1976). Sold for $329,400. © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
Sale Number: AU0813A

The David Newby Collection of Australian Art

Selling for a total of $4.6 million with 174% sold by value, the rare and prestigious private collection of David Newby’s was assembled with great enthusiasm and foresight over more than thirty years and represented defining moments in the achievements of Australia’s most influential and revered artists.  Reflective of the empathy and love that David Newby, together with his late wife Mary Jan, found in historical, modern and contemporary Australian art, it was a collection that reflected the intelligence and passion of a person with a global perspective who possessed a deep and abiding interest in and empathy for Australia’s cultural achievements.

The sale opened at a cracking pace with a new auction record for Elioth Gruner’s Fisherman, Coogee Beach 1913 for $164,700 (estimate $60,000-80,000, lot 1).  This was quickly followed by an auction record for Ray Crooke’s Thursday Island 1958 for $170,800 (estimate $70,000-90,000, lot 4).

Stunning results were achieved at Sotheby’s Australia’s May sale of The David Newby Collection of Australian Art and Important Australian Art with its highest auction result achieved in ten years.  The sale total of $14,258,750 and 149.6% sold by value surpassed the two night sale results of May 2016. 

 
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Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
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Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art
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Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
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E: Brett Ballard
Sally Upjohn

Sally Upjohn

Administrator

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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E: Sally Upjohn
Liza Hallam

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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E: Liza Hallam

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $4,621,360 including buyer's premium

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EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  LEVEL 9 & 19, 41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
TUE. 18 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
WED. 19 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
THU. 20 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 21 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
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SUN. 23 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST

SYDNEY | 30 & 34 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA
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MON. 1 MAY 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
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The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A
1 ELIOTH GRUNER
1882-1939

Fisherman, Coogee Beach 1913

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $164,700 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A
2 JUSTIN O'BRIEN
1917-1996

Palm Sunday (1962)

Estimate $60,000 - $90,000 Lot Sold: $183,000 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Sali Herman. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
3 SALI HERMAN
1898-1993

Woolloomooloo 1947

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Ray Crooke. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
4 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

Thursday Island 1958

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Lot Sold: $170,800 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
5 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

(Harkaway, Farmer and Black Crows) (1950)

Estimate $45,000 - $55,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A
6 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

The Path to Podge Newton's (1895)

Estimate $140,000 - $180,000 Lot Sold: $292,800 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A
7 E. PHILLIPS FOX
1865-1915

Market Place, Etaples 1890

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A
8 FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

Cottage at Mount Macedon (1913)

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000 Lot Sold: $341,600 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A
9 JOHN RUSSELL
1858-1930

Portofino (1920)

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000 Lot Sold: $268,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
10 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Upwey (1968)

Estimate $250,000 - $350,000 Lot Sold: $305,000 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
11 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Landscape with Waterhole and Herons, near Alice Springs 1954

Estimate $400,000 - $600,000 Lot Sold: $585,600 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
12 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Study for Holiday (1969-1970)

Estimate $200,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $451,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Barbara Tucker. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia.
13 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Explorer 1964

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000 Lot Sold: $451,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A
14 TIM STORRIER
born 1949

The Night Line 2005

Estimate $90,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $109,800 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
15 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Garage in Via Mantellate (1976)

Estimate $200,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $329,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
16 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

(Neighbors in their Garden) (1953)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Barbara Tucker. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia.
17 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Night Image (circa 1948)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
18 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

The Red Dog (1961)

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000 Lot Sold: $183,000 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Ray Crooke. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
19 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

The Wedding, Thursday Island (1958)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
20 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Child Sitting on a Beach (1938)

Estimate $40,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
21 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

The Santiago Flight (1989)

Estimate $120,000 - $160,000 Lot Sold: $219,600 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
22 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Sandstone Hill (1966)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $103,700 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Ray Crooke. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
23 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

Xavier Herbert 1962

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A
24 FRED CRESS
1938-2009

A Place to Love 1995

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Barbara Tucker. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia.
25 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Lasseter (1978)

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)