Sotheby's Australia

Important Australian Art

AU0840 | 20 November 2019 | Sydney | 6.30PM

BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 The Orange Table 1977-1978
synthetic polymer paint, oil, tempera, charcoal and oyster shells on plywood, © Wendy Whiteley
SOLD for $1,586,000 (est. $1,000,000–1,400,000)
HOWARD ARKLEY 1951-1999 Neapolitan Delight 1993
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Sold for $1,464,000 (est. $800,000-1,000,000)
** SECOND-HIGHEST PRICE ACHIEVED AT AUCTION FOR THE ARTIST **
HOWARD ARKLEY 1951-1999 Plain and Fancy 1993
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Sold for $1,220,000 (est. $600,000-800,000)
** THIRD-HIGHEST PRICE ACHIEVED AT AUCTION FOR THE ARTIST **
FRED WILLIAMS 1927-1982 Upwey Landscape (Winter) (1968)
oil on canvas
Sold for $976,000 (est. $800,000-1,200,000)
TOM ROBERTS 1856-1931 She-Oak and Sunlight (1889)
oil on wood
Sold for $939,400 (est. $220,000-280,000)
** SECOND-HIGHEST PRICE ACHIEVED AT AUCTION FOR THE ARTIST **
JOHN BRACK 1920-1999 On the Rings 1975
oil on canvas
Sold for $854,000 (est. $350,000-550,000)
JEFFREY SMART 1921-2013 Approach to a City III (1968)
oil on canvas
Sold for $793,000 (est. 650,000-850,000)
BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 The Blue Bathroom 1963
oil, tempera and collage on board
Sold for $732,000 (est. 600,000-800,000)
SIDNEY NOLAN 1917-1992 Kelly and Township 1964
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
Sold for $671,000 (est. 550,000-650,000)
RUPERT BUNNY 1864-1947 Matinée ensoleillée (Morning Sun) (circa 1913)
oil on canvas
Sold for $610,000 (est. 500,000-600,000)
Sale Number: AU0840

Important Australian Art


With strong buyer interest, the November auction of Important Australian Art achieved $13,917,150 – a new record for a November art auction and the second-highest result for an art auction in the company’s history. Our 2019 art auction total has surpassed $39,000,000, the second-highest annual total ever recorded by Sotheby's Australia.  As a result, for the fourth consecutive year Sotheby’s Australia has continued its clear market leadership in art auction sales in Australia.

Outstanding results were realised for Australian artists spanning traditional, modern and contemporary art, including an auction record for Carol Jerrems, whose Vale Street 1975 (lot 1, estimate $30,000–50,000) sold for $122,000 – more than ten times the previous record for the artist. 

Important Australian Art presented a collection of works representing exceptional moments in Australian art history. The sale surveyed major stylistic developments, offering rare and prestigious examples of Naturalism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modernism, and Abstraction, along with ground-breaking examples by the most influential artistic innovators of historical, modern and contemporary Australian art.

AUCTION IN SYDNEY
20 NOVEMBER 2019 l 6.30 PM
INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY
117 MACQUARIE STREET, SYDNEY

EXHIBITION

Melbourne

14-16 Collins Street
MELBOURNE  VIC  3000 
Tel: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
Fax: +61 (0)3 9671 3096
enquiries@sothebysaustralia.com.au

WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER -

SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER

10AM - 5PM

 

Sydney

30 Queen Street 
WOOLLAHRA  NSW  2025 
Tel: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
Fax: +61 (0)2 9263 1100 
enquiries@sothebysaustralia.com.au

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER -

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER

10AM - 5PM

 
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

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: Total Sales Figure (Including Premium) $13,917,150.00

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EXHIBITION TIMES +

MELBOURNE

14-16 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE

WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER -

SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER

10AM - 5PM

SYDNEY

30 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER -

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER

10AM - 5PM








Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Courtesy of Ken Jerrems & Estate of Lance Jerrems
1 CAROL JERREMS
1949-1980

Vale Street 1975

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $122,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Courtesy of Ken Jerrems & Estate of Lance Jerrems
2 CAROL JERREMS
1949-1980

Juliet Holding Vale Street (1976)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $30,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Courtesy of Ken Jerrems & Estate of Lance Jerrems
3 CAROL JERREMS
1949-1980

Juliet 'Girl Amongst Leaves' (1976)

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Cressida Campbell/Copyright Agency, 2019
4 CRESSIDA CAMPBELL
born 1960

Garden Island 1990

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Cressida Campbell/Copyright Agency, 2019
5 CRESSIDA CAMPBELL
born 1960

View Through a Window 1982

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $14,640 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Alan and Jancis Rees/Copyright Agency, 2019
7 LLOYD REES
1895-1988

Sundown South Coast ( circa 1950)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2019
8 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

White Cockatoos, Wimmera (1980s)

Estimate $90,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $158,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
9 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Kelly and Township 1964

Estimate $550,000 - $650,000 Lot Sold: $671,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2019
10 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Evening Shoalhaven (1980s)

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $97,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
11 W. C. PIGUENIT
1836-1914

On the Derwent above Risdon Ferry, Tasmania 1880

Estimate $8,000 - $10,000 Lot Sold: $29,280 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
12 JAMES R. JACKSON
1882-1975

Autumn Afternoon, Middle Harbour, Sydney 1909

Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Lot Sold: $115,900 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
13 JAMES R. JACKSON
1882-1975

Middle Harbour

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Hans Heysen/Copyright Agency, 2019
14 HANS HEYSEN
1877-1968

Ambleside 1924-1935

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $29,280 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
15 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

The Landing Place (Hawkesbury River) 1896

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000
Important Australian Art - AU0840
16 TOM ROBERTS
1856-1931

She-Oak and Sunlight (1889)

Estimate $220,000 - $280,000 Lot Sold: $939,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
17 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

View from Mt. Toorong (Study for Australia Felix) (1907)

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $67,100 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
18 TOM ROBERTS
1856-1931

The Two Roads to Monbulk 1924

Estimate $160,000 - $190,000 Lot Sold: $244,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
19 RUPERT BUNNY
1864-1947

Matinée ensoleillée (Morning Sun) (circa 1913)

Estimate $500,000 - $600,000 Lot Sold: $610,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
20 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Garden Green (1940)

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000 Lot Sold: $183,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
21 JOHN RUSSELL
1858-1930

Maisons sur la Falaise (Le Chateau Anglais) (1889)

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Lot Sold: $268,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © John Perceval/Copyright Agency, 2019
22 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

Flounder Fishing on the Sandbanks at Rye 1958

Estimate $150,000 - $250,000
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's
23 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Pioneer 1 1968

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $97,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
24 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Approach to a City III (1968)

Estimate $650,000 - $850,000 Lot Sold: $793,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © The Estate of Russell Drysdale
25 RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

Country Woman

Estimate $350,000 - $550,000 Lot Sold: $427,000 (including buyer's premium)

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