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.

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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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John Peter Russell

BACKGROUND: The importance of this painting is hard to underestimate: it is the only known portrait of American painter Dodge Macknight in existence. It was painted by eminent Australian impressionist John Peter Russell in the same year he portrayed Vincent Van Gogh (this painting is held in the Van Gogh

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