John Olsen (1928-)

Dog in a Landscape (diptych), 82 x 99 cm

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 owner.

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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

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Albert Namatjira (1902 – 1959)

BACKGROUND: Albert Namatjira’s watercolours of Central Australia remain among the most sought after in the auction room. VALUATION & OUTCOME: We have assisted with the sale of numerous watercolours by the master of the Hermannsburg School over the years, but this example had it all: the composition and colours are

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