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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

EUGENE VON GUÉRARD
1811-1901

View of the Granite Rocks at Cape Woolamai 1872

Estimate $500,000 - $700,000

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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

EUGENE VON GUÉRARD

1811-1901
View of the Granite Rocks at Cape Woolamai 1872

oil on canvas
signed and dated 'Eug. Von Guérard / 1872.' lower left; signed and inscribed 'Red granite Rocks, Cape Wollamai. Philipp Island Victoria Australia. Eugene von Guérard Gipps Street east – East Melbourne' verso
65.8 x 114.6 cm
frame: original, Isaac Whitehead, Melbourne

  • Lot Sold $800,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $976,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Private Collection, Mexico
Private Collection, by descent from the above

Exhibited

The Second Exhibition of the Victorian Academy of Arts, Melbourne, 15 March 1872, no. 21, £105.0.0
The Vienna World Exposition, Vienna, 1 May – 31 October 1873

Literature

Exhibition of Paintings', The Age, Melbourne, 15 March 1872, p. 3
'Exhibition of Paintings', The Leader, Melbourne, 16 March 1872, p. 12
'The Victorian Academy of Arts. Second Notice', The Argus, Melbourne, 22 March 1872, p. 7
'Exhibitions. The Victorian Academy of Arts', The Australasian, Melbourne, 23 March 1872, p. 6
'A Visit to Phillip Island', The Leader, Melbourne, 6 April 1872, p. 24
'A Visit to Phillip Island, Bass's Straits', Supplement to The Illustrated Australian News, Melbourne, 23 April 1872, p. 103
'Melbourne', The Bendigo Advertiser, Bendigo, 28 November 1872, p. 2
'Melbourne', The Geelong Advertiser, Geelong, 6 December 1872, p. 3
'The Vienna Exhibition', The Argus, Melbourne, 28 July 1873, p. 6
'The Colonial Courts at the Vienna Exhibition', The Adelaide Observer, Adelaide, 30 August 1873, p. 19
'The Victorian Court at the Vienna Exhibition', The Australasian Sketcher, Melbourne, 4 October 1873, p. 119
The Australasian Sketcher, Melbourne, 1 November 1873, p. 141 (illustrated)
Candice Bruce, Edward Comstock and Frank McDonald, Eugene von Guerard: A German Romantic in the Antipodes, Alistair Taylor, Maryborough, New Zealand, 1982, cat. no. 138, pp. 41 (illustrated), 256
Tim Bonyhady, Australian Colonial Paintings in the Australian National Gallery, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1986, pp. 204-207
Ruth Pullin, Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2011, pp. 224, 279

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