John Perceval (1923 – 2000)

London Bridge, Portsea, 1957, 84 x 112 cm

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 Spain. We organised its repatriation to Australia, and it eventually sold for  $225,000 incl. buyer’s premium.

Case studies

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

Case Study : Brokerage

Thomas Tyrwitt Balcombe (1810 – 1861)

BACKGROUND: Thomas Balcombe was brought up on the island of St. Helena, as his father was in charge of provisioning the supplies to the island when Napoleon was exiled there. After the family had moved to Australia, Thomas Balcombe went on to become a successful artist in colonial Australia. Today,

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