George Keyt (Sri Lanka, 1901 – 1993)

Figures with Mirror, 1974, 85 x 50 cm

BACKGROUND:

We might call George Keyt the Picasso of Sri Lanka. His work is very highly sought by Sri Lankan art collectors both at home and within the ex-pat community. In Australia, Keyt’s work is very rare.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

The South Australian-based owner had inherited not one, but two paintings by artist. We brokered the sale of this particularly delightful example by the Sri Lankan master on their behalf, and it sold for $24,000 incl. buyer’s premium in Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

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John Ryder Roberts (c1820 – 1868)

BACKGROUND: The landscape works of Sydney by John Ryder Roberts are extremely rare, and only a handful of them have ever been offered at public auction. This historically very important watercolour of the Folwer Pottery in Camperdown in Sydney had been passed down through several generations of the same family,

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Charles Frederick Goldie (1870 – 1947)

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.

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