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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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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Albert Namatjira (1902 – 1959)

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

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