Sotheby's Australia

Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection

AU0825 | 16 May 2018 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

LIN ONUS 1948-1996 Fish, Ferns and Rocks (1995). Sold for $793,000 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist** (c) The Estate of Lin Onus/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018.
LIN ONUS 1948-1996 Fish at Dusk (1996). Sold for $671,000 May 2018. (c) The Estate of Lin Onus/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018.
SIDNEY NOLAN 1917-1992, Ned Kelly (1973). Sold for $561,200 May 2018. (c) The Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images.
BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 Bathroom and Figure 1963. Sold for $512,400 May 2018. (c) Wendy Whiteley.
DEL KATHRYN BARTON born 1972 Of Pollen 2013. Sold for $378,200 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist** (c) Del Kathryn Barton/Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
WILLIAM DELAFIELD COOK 1936-2015 Headland, Hawkesbury River 1985. Sold for $366,000 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist**
CHARLES FREDERICK GOLDIE 1870-1947 Pokai (The Strategist) 1921. Sold for $366,000 May 2018.
JOHN PERCEVAL 1923-2000 The Man 1942. Sold for $353,800 May 2018. (c) The Estate of John Perceval/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
CHARLES BLACKMAN born 1928 The Dreaming Garden (1970). Sold for $341,600 May 2018. (c) Charles Blackman/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018.
PETER UPWARD 1932-1983 Crown Street Indigo 1960. Sold for $329,400 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist**
Sale Number: AU0825

Important Australian & New Zealand Art (Lots 1-98)
Including Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection (lots 99-137)

Sotheby's Australia continues its art auction market leadership with stunning results achieved at the May sale of Important Australian & New Zealand Art with a total of $8.84 million with 82.3% sold by value, including seven new artist auction records.  The result represents the highest total for an art auction in Australia for 2018.

Two monumental and highly significant paintings by Lin Onus both exceeded the previous auction record for the artist. Commissioned by Melbourne Airport, Fish, Ferns and Rocks (1995) established the new auction record of $793,000 (estimate $450,000-650,000, lot 10) and Fish at Dusk (1996) realised $671,000 (estimate $450,000-650,000, lot 11).  These works were painted in the last two years of Lin Onus’ life and represented the artist’s most ambitious paintings in their scale, complexity and visual impact. Sotheby's Australia now holds four of the top five highest auction results for the artist.

An artist auction record of $305,000 was established for Gottfried Lindauer’s Maori Girl Learning the Haka which provided an intimate and rare insight into Māori culture, as a young child is taught by her elders the tribal dance (estimate $250,000-350,000, lot 98).  William Delafield Cook's Headland, Hawkesbury River 1985 exceeded its high estimate selling for $366,000 setting a new auction record for the artist (estimate $150,000-200,000, lot 8).

 
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Australian & International Art
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Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $8,841,584 including buyer's premium

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Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of William Dobell/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
126 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Study for The Sex Kitten

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
127 JAMES GLEESON
1915-2008

(Triptych)

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
128 GODFREY MILLER
1893-1964

Fig Tree Series (circa 1940)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
129 ADRIAN FEINT
1894-1971

Summer Flowers 1941

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
130 CHARLES CONDER
1868-1909

F\xEAte Galante (circa 1905)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
131 CHARLES CONDER
1868-1909

Stella Maris Bedford (circa 1901)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
132 J.W. CURTIS
circa 1839-1901

Cathedral Stillness

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $67,100 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
133 J.W. CURTIS
circa 1839-1901

Above Nellies Glen, Katoomba, New South Wales

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
134 J.W. CURTIS
circa 1839-1901

Aboriginal Encampment

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $26,840 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
135 WILLIAM EDGAR
active 1900s-1920s

The Glenesk

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $3,660 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
136 OSWALD BRIERLY
1817-1894

Battle of Katcha 1856

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
137 HAUGHTON FORREST
1826-1925

Storm off South Stack, Holyhead, Wales

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)

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