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 © H., C. and A. Glad
51 NORMAN LINDSAY
1879-1969

(Students of Paris) 1961

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $25,620 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
52 BARBARA TRIBE
1913-2000

Caprice 1935

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000
Important Australian Art - AU0840
53 WILLIAM FORD
1823-1884

Yarra Flats 1873

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
54 LUDWIG BECKER
1808-1861

Peter Essler von Soll 1834

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
Important Australian Art - AU0840
55 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Glass (1930)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
56 PENLEIGH BOYD
1890-1923

Spring 1910

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $19,520 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 ©The Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
57 GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH
1892-1984

Looking Over Tusketts 1950

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $54,900 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © The Estate of Herbert Badham
58 HERBERT BADHAM
1899-1961

Port Said 1954

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $29,280 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
59 ROY DE MAISTRE
1894-1968

Studio Interior (1940)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
60 WEAVER HAWKINS
1893-1977

Rola 1933

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2019
61 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Rosebud Landscape (1937-1939)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Ray Crooke/Copyright Agency, 2019
62 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

Stockman on a Verandah

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2019
63 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

The Fiery Furnace (1968)

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $91,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2019
64 CHARLES BLACKMAN
1928-2018

Face with Vase of Flowers (1958)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $30,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Wendy Whiteley
65 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Spooked by Egypt 1984

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $34,160 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2019
66 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Figures in a Dry Landscape (1969)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © William Robinson
68 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

Children's Game (1971)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Andrew Klippel. Courtesy of The Robert Klippel Estate, rep
69 ROBERT KLIPPEL
1920-2001

Untitled 1992

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $26,840 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Leonard French/Copyright Agency, 2019
70 LEONARD FRENCH
1928-2017

Broken Bridge

Estimate $12,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $29,280 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
71 TIM STORRIER
born 1949

Evening Fire 1987

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's
72 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Ibis Flying (circa 1970)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $19,520 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Namatjira Legacy Trust/Copyright Agency, 2019
73 ALBERT NAMATJIRA
1902-1959

Finke River Country

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $40,260 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840 © Namatjira Legacy Trust/Copyright Agency, 2019
74 ALBERT NAMATJIRA
1902-1959

Mulga Trees, MacDonnell Ranges

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000 Lot Sold: $17,080 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0840
75 CLIFTON PUGH
1924-1990

Spring Wattle, Reflections 1981

Estimate $5,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $21,960 (including buyer's premium)

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