Albert Namatjira (1902 – 1959)

“Glen Helen Landscape”, c1957, 25 x 35 cm

BACKGROUND:

Albert Namatjira’s watercolours of Central Australia remain among the most sought after in the auction room.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

We have assisted with the sale of numerous watercolours by the master of the Hermannsburg School over the years, but this example had it all: the composition and colours are just magical. It went well above the $20,000-$25,00 estimate, selling for a very pleasing price to the seller at $36,000 incl. buyer’s premium. 

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George Keyt (Sri Lanka, 1901 – 1993)

BACKGROUND: We might call George Keyt the Picasso of Sri Lanka. His work is very highly sought by Sri Lankan art collectors both at home and within the ex-pat community. In Australia, Keyt’s work is very rare. VALUATION & OUTCOME: The South Australian-based owner had inherited not one, but two

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John Ryder Roberts (c1820 – 1868)

BACKGROUND: The landscape works of Sydney by John Ryder Roberts are extremely rare, and only a handful of them have ever been offered at public auction. This historically very important watercolour of the Folwer Pottery in Camperdown in Sydney had been passed down through several generations of the same family,

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