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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HIS EXCELLENCY H.A. MCCLURE SMITH

WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

The Fortune Teller (1935)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000

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© The Estate of William Dobell. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HIS EXCELLENCY H.A. MCCLURE SMITH

WILLIAM DOBELL

1899-1970
The Fortune Teller (1935)

oil on paper on board
signed 'W DOBELL' lower left
22.6 x 24.7 cm

  • Lot Sold $230,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $280,600 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Captain Neil McEacharn, Sydney, by 1945
Mr Hugh Alexander McClure Smith, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney, by descent from the above

Exhibited

William Dobell: Paintings from 1926-1964, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 July – 30 August 1964, no. 37 (label verso)

Literature

Contemporary Australian Art: Collected by Neil McEacharn, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1945, p. 20 (illustrated)
Sydney Ure Smith, The Art of William Dobell, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1946, p. 50 (illustrated)
James Gleeson, William Dobell, Thames and Hudson, London, 1964, cat. no. 34, p. 189
Virginia Freeman, Dobell on Dobell, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1970, p. 35 (illustrated)
Brian Adams, Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of William Dobell, Hutchinson Australia, Melbourne, 1983, p. 76

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Important Australian Art

AU0816  |  16 Aug 2017  |  Sydney
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