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PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE SIR WALTER BALDWIN SPENCER COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Sydney Harbour 1907

Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000

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PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE SIR WALTER BALDWIN SPENCER COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

ARTHUR STREETON

1867-1943
Sydney Harbour 1907

oil on canvas
signed and dated 'Arthur STREETON . 1907 .' lower left; signed and inscribed 'Arthur Streeton / Murcott / Mosman Street / Mosman' verso
61.3 x 122 cm
frame: original, John Thallon, Melbourne (label verso)

  • Lot Sold $1,700,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $2,074,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Sir Water Baldwin Spencer, Melbourne, acquired directly from the artist in September 1907 for £75
The Baldwin Spencer Collection of Australian Pictures and Works of Art, Fine Art Society, Melbourne, 19 May 1919, lot 37, 'Sydney Harbour, across Cremorne', illustrated
Mr Thomas Elder Barr Smith, Adelaide, acquired from the above for 500 gns
Private Collection, by descent from the above
Australian Paintings, Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 24 June 1976, lot 308, 'Sydney Harbour, across Cremorne', illustrated
Mr Brian Moore, Melbourne, acquired from the above
Australian and International Paintings, Christie's Australia, Sydney, 17 August 1999, lot 41, illustrated
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above

Exhibited

Annual Exhibition, Victorian Artists' Society, Eastern Hill, Melbourne, 14 July 1908, no. 7
Baldwin Spencer Loan Collection, Prahran Town Hall, Melbourne, 20 December 1911 - 1912, no. 2
Sir W. Baldwin Spencer's Collection, National Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1 December 1916 - 1917, no. 7 (label verso)
Loan Exhibition of Australian Art, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 4 April 1918, no. 17
National Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, October 1919 (label verso)
Centenary Art Exhibition, Commonwealth Bank Chambers, Melbourne, 8 October 1934, no. 29
Arthur Streeton and the Australian Coast, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria, 11 December 2004 - 6 March 2005, no. 32

Literature

Herbert Woodhouse, 'Form and Colour in Albert Street', Table Talk, Melbourne, 16 July 1908, p. 8
G. Burn, 'Victorian Artists' Society', The Gadfly, Adelaide, 22 July 1908, p. 4
The Lone Hand, Sydney, October 1908, p. 636
Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens and Charles Lloyd Jones (eds), Art in Australia, Angus & Roberston, Sydney, vol. 1, no. 2, 1917, (p. 17) (illustrated)
The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 4 April 1918, p. 6
'Australian Art', The Sydney Stock and Station Journal, Sydney, 12 April 1918, p. 2
Charles Lloyd Jones, Bertram Stevens and Sydney Ure Smith (eds), The Art of Arthur Streeton, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1919, plate XIX, 'Sydney Harbour Across Cremorne'
'Australian Pictures. The Spencer Collection', The Argus, Melbourne, 3 May 1919, p. 9
'The Baldwin Spencer Art Sale', The Age, 13 May 1919, p. 9
The Advertiser, Adelaide, 3 October 1919, p. 7
The Register, Adelaide, 3 October 1919, p. 6
William Moore, The Story of Australian Art, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1934, vol. 2, p. 31, 'Sydney Harbour Across Cremorne'
Arthur Streeton, The Arthur Streeton Catalogue, Arthur Streeton, Melbourne, 1935, cat. no. 309
Ann Galbally, Arthur Streeton, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1969, cat. no. 129, 'Sydney Harbour from Cremorne'
Ann Galbally and Anne Gray (eds), Letters from Smike: The Letters of Arthur Streeton 1890-1943, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1989, p. 159
Geoffrey Smith, Arthur Streeton and the Australian Coast, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria, 2004, pp. 24, 39

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Important Australian Art

AU0809  |  31 Aug 2016  |  Sydney
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