Sotheby's Australia
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WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

The Dead Landlord (1936)

Estimate $900,000 – $1,100,000

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© William Dobell/Copyright Agency, 2019

WILLIAM DOBELL

1899-1970
The Dead Landlord (1936)

oil on board
signed 'Dobell' lower left
31 x 38.5 cm

  • Lot Sold $1,000,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $1,220,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

William Dobell, Sydney, until at least 1946 Mr Gérald Leroy Terquem, Sydney and Paris, acquired from the above,
Australian and European Paintings and Sculpture, Christie's Australia, Sydney, 3 October 1973, lot 509, illustrated Mr Denis Gowing, Melbourne, acquired from the above
J.G.L. Investments Pty Ltd, Melbourne, acquired from the above on 27 May 1980

Literature

Margaret Preston and William Dobell Loan Exhibition, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 March - 16 April 1942, no. 38 (label verso)
William Dobell, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, 1-26 August 1944, no. 36, '1940' Newcastle Trades Hall, Newcastle, 31 October 1944
An Exhibition of Present-Day Art from New South Wales and Other States, Lower Town Hall, Melbourne, 13-27 February 1945, no. 21 William Dobell: Paintings from 1926-1964, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 July - 30 August 1964, no. 48 (label verso)
William Dobell: An Exhibition of Selected Works, Commonwealth Festival of Arts, Qantas Gallery, London, 14 September - 16 October 1965, no. 17 The Great Decades of Australian Art: Selected Masterpieces from the J.G.L. Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 21 November 1984 - 28 January 1985, 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, illustrated (label verso)

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Important Australian Art

AU0837  |  27 Aug 2019  |  Sydney
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