Rare Birds Fly

At Davidson’s auctions on Saturday, the ten watercolour paintings of Australian birds by H. Hepburn Calvert flew out the door, achieving record prices for the artist. The owner of the works attended the sale and was absolutely ecstatic at the results. These superb examples of Calvert’s watercolours of birds sold for just under $ 40,000 (including buyer’s premium). This result was more than double the top estimate of $ 18,000 and set new records for the artist. We think that these are probably the best examples of Calvert’s work to come on to the market. We feel this helps to establish more the reputation of this overlooked and little known about artist who is now getting more recognition by specialist collectors.

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Brigitte Banziger

Hello, my name is Brigitte Banziger and I am an art consultant and manager at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, Australia's art valuation and art advice experts. We offer comprehensive art valuation and art brokerage services (selling and buying art on behalf of clients). Our art services cover everything from valuations, art care and restoration, to general advice such as helping define the goals for your art purchase and work out the best strategy on how to achieve those goals, including where, how and and when to buy.

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