Sotheby's Australia

Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO

AU0839 | 30 October 2019 | Sydney | 6PM

A huanghuali and hardwood openwork round-corner two part cabinet, 20th Century
Estimate $4,500–6,500
Sold for $29,280
The earliest known surviving manuscript for 'The Thorn Birds', (published 1977) and associated material
© All works copyright Estate of Colleen McCullough
Estimate $20,000–30,000
Sold for $54,900
NORMAN LINDSAY 1879-1969 Captured
watercolour on paper, © H., C. and A. Glad
Estimate $10,000–15,000
Sold for $23,790
JAMES GLEESON 1915-2008 The Dream of Galileo 1998
oil on canvas, © The Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Estimate $15,000–25,000
Sold for $31,720
MAX DUPAIN 1911-1992 At Newport 1952
gelatin silver print
Estimate $10,000–15,000
Sold for $21,960
A set of four embroidered silk panels, 19th/20th century (4)
Estimate $8,000–10,000
Sold for $64,660
Colleen McCullough AO, author of 'The Thorn Birds', 'Tim' and 'Masters of Rome' among numerous other titles, writing at her typewriter (lot 145, estimate $3,000–5,000, sold for $4,636)
A pair of famille-rose 'figural' porcelain plaques Republic Period (2)
Estimate $10,000–12,000
Sold for $26,840
Sale Number: AU0839

Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO

Positioned as Australia's pre-eminent arts and design auction, this sale assembles important furniture, paintings, metalwork, glass, ceramics, works on paper, jades, textiles and artefacts, selected for their quality, rarity, beauty and historical significance.  This October, Collections includes treasures from the estate of the late Colleen McCullough AO.  The group will include her personal manuscripts of The Thorn Birds (1977) and Tim (1974), along with her handwritten notes and amendments, the typewriter she used to write them, and an assortment of never-before-seen written works, drawings and personal possessions dating throughout life.   

Collectively the works in this sale define and contribute to our understanding of our multi-cultural nation and the artistic and literary treasures it houses.

AUCTION IN SYDNEY
30 OCTOBER 2019 l 6 PM
THE HUGHENDEN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
14 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

EXHIBITION

Sydney

30 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER –

WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER

10 AM – 5 PM

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

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Guy Cairnduff

Guy Cairnduff

Head

Arts & Design 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
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E: Guy Cairnduff

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
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E: Geoffrey Smith
       

Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts

Consultant Specialist, Asian Art

Arts & Design 
Melbourne 
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E: Ann Roberts

Anthony Hurl

Anthony Hurl

Consultant Specialist

Arts & Design 
Adelaide 
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Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
Sydney 
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E: Brett Ballard

Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne 
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E: Fiona Hayward
        

Marlene Cartlidge

Administrator

Arts & Design 
Melbourne 
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Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art 
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Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: Total Sale Figure (including premium) $676,490.00

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Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved/DACS. Copyright Agency, 2019
101 DAMIEN HIRST
born 1965

Cornflower Blue/Burgundy/Cool Gold 2010
The Souls III

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $4,270 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved/DACS. Copyright Agency, 2019
102 DAMIEN HIRST
born 1965

Silver Gloss/Raven Black 2010
The Souls IV

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © Wendy Whiteley
103 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Bird on a Branch (1977)

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $10,980 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © Margaret Preston/Copyright Agency, 2019
104 MARGARET PRESTON
1875-1963

Sturt's Pea (circa 1946)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $7,930 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © John Olsen/Copyright Agency, 2019
105 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Old Dog 1986

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
106 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Central Australian Landscape

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
107 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Central Australian Landscape

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
109 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Leda and the Swan 1960

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © John Coburn/Copyright Agency, 2019
110 JOHN COBURN
1925-2006

Autumn Landscape

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © The Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
111 JAMES GLEESON
1915-2008

The Dream of Galileo 1998

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2019
112 CHARLES BLACKMAN
1928-2018

Head (1950s)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $4,880 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © William Robinson
113 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

Brunswick Heads Park 2009

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © William Robinson
114 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

Nude in Doorway, Birkdale (1972)

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000 Lot Sold: $2,440 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © William Robinson
115 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

Masons Jug with Fruit and Flowers 2011

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
117 JON MOLVIG
1923-1970

The Passengers (1956)

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © Rick Amor/Copyright Agency, 2019
118 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Artists Dam, Cottlesbridge 1986

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © Donald Friend/Copyright Agency, 2019
119 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

Fortitude Valley Side Street 1945

Estimate $10,000 - $20,000
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
120 FRANCIS LYMBURNER
1916-1972

The Lovers

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 Lot Sold: $3,050 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency, 2019
121 SALI HERMAN
1898-1993

Terrace House 1962

Estimate $5,000 - $10,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © Sali Herman/Copyright Agency, 2019
123 SALI HERMAN
1898-1993

House with Pine Tree 1946

Estimate $8,000 - $10,000
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
124 GUY BOYD
1923-1988

Sitting Girl 1979

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
125 GUY BOYD
1923-1988

(The Lovers)

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)

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