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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Case Study : Brokerage

Herbert Hepburn Calvert (1870 – 1923)

BACKGROUND: The set of the ten watercolours of Australian birds by H.H. Calvert was as fresh as the day they were created – a very rare find indeed. VALUATION & OUTCOME: We brokered the sale of these examples of H.H. Calvert’s watercolours of birds, and they achieved in total just

Case Study : Brokerage

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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