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

George Keyt (Sri Lanka, 1901 – 1993)

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

Case Study : Brokerage

John Perceval (1923 – 2000)

BACKGROUND: Although “London Bridge, Portsea” is well referenced in Traudi Allen’s 1992 publication on John Perceval, the whereabouts of this significant painting were unknown – until the owner contacted us wishing to sell the painting. VALUATION & OUTCOME: This stormy seascape of the Mornington Peninsula was located in Marbella in

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