Sunday Fine Art – Dave’s Faves from the Leonard Joel Auction

The Sunday Fine Art Auction at Leonard Joel in Melbourne presents some 300 lots of Australian and International Art on 23 September.

Dave’s Faves is looking at the Australian segment of the sale to search out the best of what is on offer:

Lot 1 – Will Ashton, Venice, est. $2,000-3,000. Will’s time will come – buy now at these prices
Lot 5 – H.R. Gallop, The Artist’s Wife, est. $5,000-7,000. Gems are rare by this artist – this is one of them
Lot 6 – Albert Sherman, Still Life – Mixed Bunch, est. $2,500-3,500. His prices might go down – his quality never does
Lot 10 – George Whinnen, The Blue Jug, est. $1,500-2,500. Jag this jug
Lot 11 – Norman Lindsay, Portrait of Mitzi, est. $10,000-15,000. Prim and proper – for once
Lot 32 – William Delafield Cook Jnr (born 1936), Armchair, 1970, est. $10,000-15,000. Precision=Purchase
Lot 36 – Haughton Forrest, River Scene, Tasmania, est. $6,000-9,000. Life before MONA
Lot 45 – Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, The Waterfall Fairy, est. $6,000-9,000. “I’ll have what she’s having”
Lot 47 – Rah Fizelle, Nude Study, est. $800-1,200. Slipping under the radar
Lot 83 – John Loxton, Boatmen near Battersea Bridge, River Thames, est. $1,000-1,200. Every so often a cracking little oil by this artist turns up…
Lot 85 – Adrian Feint, Spring Flowers and Apples 1960, est. $3,000-5,000. Surreal, sublime and ultimately satisfying
Lot 110 – Brett Whiteley, Summer’s Bay, ca. 1962, est. $120,000-160,000. Sold for $204,000 incl. buyer’s premium in 2007
Lot 111 – Henry J. Johnstone, On the Upper Yarra River, est. $2,000-3,000. Where else would you want to be?
Lot 136 – Hans Heysen, Red Gums in the Arkaba Creek, Far North Hahndorf, 1947, est. $12,000-18,000. This man could sure paint a gum tree
Lot 178 – Hayward Veal, London Bus, est. $1,000-2,000. Can’t resist a red double decker

Personal viewing and the auction are at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra. You can also view online at Leonard Joel. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss one or more of the lots.

Written by

David Hulme

David Hulme is an approved valuer for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program and a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia. David Hulme is also managing director at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, which is a highly respected art consultancy in Australia and has been in operation for over ten years. David also regularly comments on the Australian and international art market on national radio and in numerous local and national newspapers.

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