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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Estate of the late Max Germaine

BACKGROUND We were entrusted with brokering the sale of select works from the estate of Max Germaine, who is most notably known for his encyclopedia on artists and galleries in Australia. Valuation & Outcome Works by David Boyd, Adrian Feint and a juvenilia work by the young Grace Cossington-Smith found

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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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