Four watercolours by Australian impressionist John Peter Russell will go under the hammer with Davidson Auctions Fine Art sale this Saturday in Sydney. These delightful works have been in the Russell family since John Peter Russell painted them, and the current owner is a direct descendant – provenance doesn’t get better than this.
Interest in John Peter Russell’s work has been high in the last few years, not only due to the quality of his work, but also because of his links with many of the great European impressionists, including van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Sisley and sculptor Auguste Rodin whom Russell commissioned to create a bust of his wife.
Banziger Hulme Fine Art also recently brokered the sale of a very important painting by John Peter Russell of American artist Dodge Macknight which sold last month in Melbourne for $ 228,000 (including buyer’s premium).
The four works on offer this Saturday on the other hand are priced rather modestly with estimates between $4,000 and $12,000.
Date and time: Saturday, 22 September, start 12 noon, location: Davidson Auctions, 43-45 Nelson Street, Annandale NSW
The illustrated catalogue will be online from Wednesday on www.davidsonauctions.com.au