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.

Case studies

Case Study : Brokerage

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

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

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