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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE DAVID CLARKE AO, SYDNEY

JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

First Daughter 1955

Estimate $550,000 - $750,000

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© Helen Brack

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE DAVID CLARKE AO, SYDNEY

JOHN BRACK

1920-1999
First Daughter 1955

oil on canvas on composition board
signed and dated 'John Brack 55' upper left
75.5 x 55.4 cm

  • Lot Sold $725,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $884,500 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

The Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane
Mr J.C. Tritton, Brisbane, accquired from the above in 1957
Australian Painting, Christie's, Melbourne, 12 March 1971, lot 186, 'Little Girl Drawing'
Mr John Lavigne, Sydney, acquired from the above
Mr Ron Hodgson, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney
Mr David Clarke AO, Sydney
The Estate of the Late David Clarke AO, Sydney

Exhibited

John Brack, Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne, 8-17 March 1955, no. 4, 35 gns
John Brack: The Sport of Kings and Other Paintings, The Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, 27 March - 8 April 1957, no. 13, 'Little Girl Drawing', 40 gns

Literature

Arnold Shore, 'Artist Stresses Human Values', The Sun, Melbourne, 8 March 1955, p. 13
'Painter's Commentary on Social Scene', The Age, Melbourne, 8 March 1955
Gertrude Langer, 'Painter Portrays City Life', The Courier Mail, Brisbane, 27 March 1957
Sasha Grishin, The Art of John Brack, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1990, Vol. 2, o32

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