Charles Frederick Goldie (1870 – 1947)

Te Aitu Te Irikau (An Arawa Chieftainess), 1919, 27 x 21.5 cm

BACKGROUND:

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.

Case studies

Case Study : Brokerage

Rah Fizelle (1891- 1964)

BACKGROUND We acted for the family of the artist in the sale of this previously unknown portrait of an elegant self-assured woman.  VALUATION & OUTCOME The painting carried a pre-sale estimate of $45,000 to $ 65,000. However, this beautiful typical work of the modernist artist sold for more than double

Case Study : Brokerage

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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