Doris Jean McCarthy (1910 – 2010)

Iceberg and the Aurora, 1997, 122.5 x 163 cm

BACKGROUND:

Canadian Doris McCarthy lived a long and productive life, and her art is a wonderful legacy.

When we were contacted regarding the possible sale of her “Iceberg and the Aurora”, we were delighted to be able to assist the owners.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

It was offered here in Australia with estimates of $20,000-$30,000, but it beautifully surpassed these expectations, selling for $42,000 incl. buyer’s premium.

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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

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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