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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Willy Eisenschitz (Austrian, 1889 – 1974)

BACKGROUND: We were asked by a company to research and sell this vivid landscape by Austrian painter Willy Eisenschitz. VALUATION & OUTCOME: We always felt that it was particularly attractive with the potential to do much better than its $3,000 to $5,000 estimate. It did not disappoint, and the high

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Thomas Tyrwitt Balcombe (1810 – 1861)

BACKGROUND: Thomas Balcombe was brought up on the island of St. Helena, as his father was in charge of provisioning the supplies to the island when Napoleon was exiled there. After the family had moved to Australia, Thomas Balcombe went on to become a successful artist in colonial Australia. Today,

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