These portraits of Maori chiefs and elders by New Zealand artist Charles F. Goldie are highly sought after. The highest price ever paid for a painting by Goldie was achieved in April 2016, when “A Noble Relic of a Noble Race” sold for NZ$ 1.4 million incl. buyer’s premium.
This is a very rare work by the artist of a Maori female chief, and the owner was looking to sell it so it could find a new home.
VALUATION & OUTCOME:
We discreetly brokered and handled the sale from A to Z in Australia on behalf our client. The portrait sold for $120,000 incl. buyer’s premium.