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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

The Narrows Beach 1956

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000

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

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

WILLIAM DOBELL

1899-1970
The Narrows Beach 1956

oil on composition board
signed and dated 'W DOBELL / 56' lower right
22.5 x 33.5 cm
frame: original, maker unknown, Sydney

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

Provenance

Mr Frank Clune and Mrs Thelma Clune, acquired directly from the artist
Mr John Landau, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney, by descent from the above
Fine Australian Paintings, Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, 27 November 1989, lot 209, illustrated
Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne, acquired from the above
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above

Exhibited

Dobell in Lake Macquarie, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, 19 August – 17 September 1995, no. 22, 'The Narrows Beach (Second Version)', cover (illustrated)
William Dobell: The Painter's Progress, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 February – 27 April 1997, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, 7 May – 6 July 1997, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, 29 July – 21 September 1997, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 25 October – 7 December 1997, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 8 January – 1 March 1998, no. 33, illustrated (label verso)

Literature

Gino Nibbi, 'Cr\x97nica de Australia', Goya: Revista de Arte, Madrid, no. 47, March – April 1962, p. 376 (illustrated)
James Gleeson, William Dobell, Thames and Hudson, London, 1964, cat. no. 238, pp. 81, 84, 176 (illustrated) 201
James Gleeson, William Dobell (rev. ed.), Thames and Hudson, London, 1969, cat no. 80, pp. 147 (illustrated), 148, 151, 211
Brian Adams, Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of William Dobell, Hutchinson Australia, Melbourne, 1983, p. 233
Anne Loxley, Dobell in Lake Macquarie, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, 1995, cover (illustrated), pp. 7, 12
Barry Pearce and Hendrik Kolenberg, William Dobell: The Painter's Progress, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1997, p. 103 (illustrated)
Elizabeth Donaldson, William Dobell: An Artist's Life, Exisle Publishing, New South Wales, 2010, pp. 130 (illustrated), 203 (illustrated)

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