Sotheby's Australia

Important Australian Art

AU0813B | 3 May 2017 | Sydney | 7 pm

ROSALIE GASCOIGNE 1917-1999 Summer Fat 1995. Sold for $585,600 May 2017. © The Estate of Rosalie Gascoigne, Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
JEFFREY SMART 1921-2013 Airport at Night (1969). Sold for $231,800 May 2017. © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
EUGENE VON GUÉRARD 1811-1901 Breakneck Gorge, Hepburn Springs 1864. Sold for $1,952,000 May 2017
RUSSELL DRYSDALE 1912-1981 Head of a Boy (1949). Sold for $610,000 May 2017. © The Estate of Russell Drysdale.
Sale Number: AU0813B

Important Australian Art

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.  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).  The highest result for the evening was for Eugene von Guérard’s Breakneck Gorge, Hepburn Springs 1864 that sold for $1,952,000 (estimate $1,000,000-1,200,000, lot 41).

Geoffrey Smith, Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia commented: ‘This evening Sotheby’s Australia reinforced its position as the premier auctioneer in Australia for important Australian art.  We achieved exceptional clearance rates with numerous works selling for well over their pre-sale estimates.  We were fortunate to have three significant works by the eminent 19th century Australian artist Eugene von Guérard, which all far exceeded their estimates.

 
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Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
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E: Geoffrey Smith

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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E: Fiona Hayward

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: $9,637,390 including buyer's premiuim

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EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  LEVEL 9 & 19, 41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
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Important Australian Art - AU0813B © Helen Brack
31 JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

After the Race 1956

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $164,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of Ian Fairweather. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
32 IAN FAIRWEATHER
1891-1974

Chinatown (1962)

Estimate $220,000 - $280,000 Lot Sold: $378,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
33 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Airport at Night (1969)

Estimate $180,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $231,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of John Perceval. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
34 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

Harbour Trust, Williamstown 1967-1968

Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Lot Sold: $164,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © Wendy Whiteley
35 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Baudelaire's Bird 1973

Estimate $250,000 - $350,000 Lot Sold: $329,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © Wendy Whiteley
36 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Summer's Bay (1963)

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Lot Sold: $122,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of Rosalie Gascoigne. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
37 ROSALIE GASCOIGNE
1917-1999

Summer Fat 1995

Estimate $350,000 - $400,000 Lot Sold: $585,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of Russell Drysdale
38 RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

Head of a Boy (1949)

Estimate $300,000 - $400,000 Lot Sold: $610,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
39 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

At the Garage (1959)

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Lot Sold: $85,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B
40 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Cremorne (1926)

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000 Lot Sold: $549,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B
41 EUGENE VON GUÉRARD
1811-1901

Breakneck Gorge, Hepburn Springs 1864

Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,200,000 Lot Sold: $1,952,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © William Robinson
42 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

The Jade Pool, Carnarvon 2008

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000 Lot Sold: $268,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of Rosalie Gascoigne. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
43 ROSALIE GASCOIGNE
1917-1999

Deciduous (1984)

Estimate $90,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $109,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © Reproduced with the permission of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
44 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Burke and Wills: Crossing River 1964

Estimate $350,000 - $450,000
Important Australian Art - AU0813B
45 HAUGHTON FORREST
1826-1925

View of Government House, Hobart, from the Queens Domain

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $91,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B
46 EUGENE VON GUÉRARD
1811-1901

View of the Granite Rocks at Cape Woolamai 1872

Estimate $500,000 - $700,000 Lot Sold: $976,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B
47 RUPERT BUNNY
1864-1947

(Au Soleil)
(In the Sunlight) (circa 1906)

Estimate $150,000 - $250,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0813B
48 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

8th August. The Australian Advance Viewed from an Elevation just North of Corbie, the Ridge in Centre runs from Villers-Bretonneux on right edge of picture to Hamel on left 1918

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000 Lot Sold: $317,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B
49 HAROLD SEPTIMUS POWER
1878-1951

First Australian Division Artillery Going Into the Third Battle of Ypres (1919)

Estimate $90,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $164,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B
50 ANTONIO DATTILO-RUBBO
1870-1955

Where Daddy Fell 1915

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0813B
51 WEAVER HAWKINS
1893-1977

Seated Man Beneath Umbrella 1921

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of Donald Friend. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
52 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

The Verandah Bed (1954)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $28,060 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of John Perceval. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
53 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

Neil Douglas' Garden 1958

Estimate $22,000 - $28,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of Ray Crooke. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
54 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

In the Dandenongs (1959)

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $26,840 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0813B © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
55 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Study for Night Flight (1974)

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000