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PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR S.D. RUBBO, MELBOURNE

JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

French Nuns 1948

Estimate $350,000 - $450,000

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© The Estate of John Perceval. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia

PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR S.D. RUBBO, MELBOURNE

JOHN PERCEVAL

1923-2000
French Nuns 1948

oil, tempera and resin on canvas
signed and dated 'Perceval / 48' centre left
82.5 x 98 cm

  • Lot Sold $370,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $451,400 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Professor Sydney Dattilo Rubbo, Melbourne, acquired directly from the artist in 1948
Private Collection, Melbourne, by descent from the above
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in 2002

Exhibited

John Perceval, Melbourne Book Club Gallery, Melbourne, November 1948, no. 16
John Perceval, Australian National University, Canberra, 14-24 July 1966, no. 21, 'The French Nuns'
Blue Chip IV: The Collectors' Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, 26 February – 28 March 2002, no. 1, 'Suburban landscape with French Nuns', illustrated

Literature

The Bulletin, Sydney, 24 November 1948, p. 24
John Reed, 'John Perceval', Art and Australia, Ure Smith, Sydney, Vol. 5, No. 1, June 1967, p. 355 (illustrated)
Margaret Plant, John Perceval, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1971, pp. 34, 40 (illustrated), 'Suburban Landscape with French Nuns'
Margaret Plant, John Perceval (rev. ed.), Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne, 1978, pp. 34, 40 (illustrated), 'Suburban Landscape with French Nuns'
Traudi Allen, John Perceval, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1992, p. 152, 'Suburban Landscape with French Nuns'
Traudi Allen, John Perceval: Art and Life (rev. ed.), Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2015, pp. 4, 5 (illustrated), 22, 57, 92, 167, 'Suburban Landscape with French Nuns'

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