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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Estate of the late Max Germaine

BACKGROUND We were entrusted with brokering the sale of select works from the estate of Max Germaine, who is most notably known for his encyclopedia on artists and galleries in Australia. Valuation & Outcome Works by David Boyd, Adrian Feint and a juvenilia work by the young Grace Cossington-Smith found

Case Study : Brokerage

John Olsen (1928-)

BACKGROUND: This very fine gouache by Australia’s contemporary master had been purchased at auction at Sotheby’s in 1992 for $4,400. VALUATION & OUTCOME: After a sympathetic reframe, “Dog in Landscape” achieved a very comfortable appreciation in value when it sold for $42,000 incl. buyer’s premium. A handsome return for the

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