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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Drowned Bridegroom (1959)

Estimate $1,600,000 - $1,900,000

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© The Estate of Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2018

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

ARTHUR BOYD

1920-1999
Drowned Bridegroom (1959)

oil and tempera on composition board
signed 'Arthur Boyd' lower right
122 x 182.8 cm

  • Lot Sold $1,600,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $1,952,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Private Collection, Amsterdam, 1976
Dr John Levin, Melbourne
Avant Galleries, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 1984

Exhibited

Antipodeans, Victorian Artists' Society, Melbourne, 4-15 August 1959, no. 11, 325 gns
The Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, September 1959, no. 9
Paintings: Arthur Boyd, Zwemmer Gallery, London, 19 July – 20 August 1960, no. 5
Arthur Boyd: The Bride, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, 8 November – 14 December 1986, no. 18, illustrated
The Antipodeans: Another Chapter, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 17 October – 4 November 1988, Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, ACT, 12 November – 11 December 1988, no. 8, illustrated
Arthur Boyd: The Bride, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 15-27 October 2002
Arthur Boyd: Brides, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 29 November 2014 – 9 March 2015, no. 47, illustrated

Literature

Brian O'Shaughnessy, 'Arthur Boyd – Painter of Ideas and People', The Painter and Sculptor, London, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 1960-61, p. 17 (illustrated)
Gino Nibbi, 'Crónica de Australia', Goya: Revista de Arte, Madrid, no. 47, March – April 1962, p. 375 (illustrated)
Connoisseur, London, Vol. 160, November 1965, p. 179 (illustrated)
Franz Philipp, Arthur Boyd, Thames and Hudson, London, 1967, cat. 9:23, plate 87, pp. 90, 92, 94, 146, 206 (illustrated), 259
Robert Hughes, The Art of Australia, Penguin Books, Melbourne, 1970, pp. 232, 234
Kendrah Morgan and Geoffrey Smith, Arthur Boyd: Brides, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2014, cat. no. 47, pp. 18, 48 (illustrated), 70 (illustrated)

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Important Australian Art

AU0828  |  28 Aug 2018  |  Sydney
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