Herbert Hepburn Calvert (1870 – 1923)

Magpies and Young, 1919, 62 x 95 cm

BACKGROUND:

The set of the ten watercolours of Australian birds by H.H. Calvert was as fresh as the day they were created – a very rare find indeed.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

We brokered the sale of these examples of H.H. Calvert’s watercolours of birds, and they achieved in total just under $ 40,000 incl. buyer’s premium– a result which was more than double the top estimate of $ 18,000.

The large watercolour of magpies feeding their young remains the highest price ever paid for a painting by H.H. Calvert.

Case studies

Case Study : Brokerage

Willy Eisenschitz (Austrian, 1889 – 1974)

BACKGROUND: We were asked by a company to research and sell this vivid landscape by Austrian painter Willy Eisenschitz. VALUATION & OUTCOME: We always felt that it was particularly attractive with the potential to do much better than its $3,000 to $5,000 estimate. It did not disappoint, and the high

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

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