Sotheby's Australia

Important Art from The John Schaeffer AO Collection

AU0824 | 29 April 2018 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

EDWARD JOHN POYNTER 1836-1919, A Corner of the Market Place 1887. Estimate $450,000-650,000
FREDERIC LEIGHTON 1830-1896, An Athlete Wrestling with a Python 1877. Estimate $180,000-220,000
FERNAND TOUSSAINT 1873-1963, The Japanese Print 1913. Estimate $100,000-120,000
ALFRED GILBERT 1854-1934, Perseus Arming (1882. Estimate $180,000-220,000
Sale Number: AU0824

Important Art from The John Schaeffer AO Collection

Admittance to the exhibition and auction is by sale registration.

AUCTION

29 APRIL 2018  |  6.30 PM AEST
Bonnington, 8 Victoria Road, BELLEVUE HILL, NSW

 

EXHIBITION

24 & 26-29 APRIL  | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
Bonnington, 8 Victoria Road, BELLEVUE HILL, NSW
(no viewing ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April)

The most significant collection of historical international art ever offered for sale in Australia will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Australia on 29 April 2018 in Sydney.  Important Art from The John Schaeffer AO Collection comprising 56 lots (estimate AUD$3.3 million to AUD$4.4 million), assembled gradually over several decades, reflects the impeccable taste and connoisseurship of its creator, John Schaeffer.

Important Art from The John Schaeffer AO Collection includes numerous outstanding paintings and sculptures by some of the finest American, Belgium, British, Dutch, French and Italian artists of the mid to late 19th century.  Celebrated works by Sir Alfred Gilbert, Frederic, Lord Leighton, John Poynter, William Wetmore Story, Sir William Hamo Thornycroft, Constant Troyon, John William Waterhouse, and George Frederic Watts, assembled with great discernment, exemplify each artist’s most renowned achievements.  Another highlight is the inclusion of several notable works by Australian artists whose works were formerly from the collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE.

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

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

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Gary Singer
       
Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

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

Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

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

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Liza Hallam
EXHIBITION TIMES +

EXHIBITION

SYDNEY  |  BONNINGTON, 8 VICTORIA ROAD, BELLEVUE HILL
TUE. 24 APR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
WED. 25 APR 18 | NO VIEWING
THU. 26 APR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 27 APR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SAT. 28 APR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SUN. 29 APR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST