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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Mad Hatter's Tea Party 1956

Estimate $1,400,000 - $1,800,000

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© Charles Blackman. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

CHARLES BLACKMAN

born 1928
Mad Hatter's Tea Party 1956

tempera and oil on composition board
signed and dated 'BLACKMAN 56' lower left; signed and inscribed 'Alice in Wonderland / Charles Blackman' verso
105 x 121 cm

  • Lot Sold $1,550,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $1,891,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Barbara Blackman, gift from the artist in 1957
Lauraine Diggins Gallery, Melbourne
Private Collection, Adelaide, acquired from the above in 1984
Private Collection, Adelaide, acquired from the above in 1992
Savill Galleries, Sydney, acquired from the above in 1996
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in April 1996
Savill Galleries, Sydney
Mr Fraser Hopkins, New South Wales, acquired from the above in February 2004
Important Australian Art, Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, 5 May 2009, lot 223, illustrated
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above

Exhibited

(Probably) Paintings from Alice in Wonderland, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 12-22 February 1957 (catalogue unsighted)
"Alice in Wonderland" by Charles Blackman, South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, 21-30 March 1967, no. 25
Charles Blackman: "Alice in Wonderland", David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, 14-26 October 1968, no. 30
"Alice in Wonderland" Painted in 1956-57 by Charles Blackman, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, 24 May – 10 July 1983, no. 34, 'Alice's Large Cups'
Lauraine Diggins Gallery, Melbourne, October 1984, no. 38, 'Alice's Large Cups'
40 Modern Paintings by Leading Australian Artists, Savill Galleries, Sydney, 2 May – 6 June 1992, no. 28, 'The Golden Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland', illustrated
A Collection of over 40 Works by Charles Blackman, Savill Galleries, Sydney, 12 March – 10 April 1996, no. 1, 'The Golden Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland', illustrated
Australian Paintings: Summer 2004, Savill Galleries, Sydney, 2 March – 3 April 2004, no. 39, 'The Golden Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland', illustrated
Charles Blackman: Alice in Wonderland, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 11 August – 15 October 2006, no. 29, illustrated

Literature

Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Illustrated by Charles Blackman, A H & A W Reed, Sydney, 1982, p. 81 (illustrated)
Barry Dickins and Ken McGregor, Charles Blackman, Macmillan Mini Art Series, Melbourne, 2010, pp. 56-57 (illustrated), 'The Golden Tea Party'
Geoffrey Smith and Felicity St John Moore, Charles Blackman: Alice in Wonderland, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2006, pp. 16, 30, 96, 97 (illustrated), 138-139

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Important Australian Art

AU0819  |  21 Nov 2017  |  Sydney
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