John Ryder Roberts (c1820 – 1868)

Fowler Pottery, Camperdown, 1865, 25 x 42.5 cm

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, when we were contacted to assist in its sale.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

It was offered carrying estimates of $20,000 to $30,000, and subsequently sold for $38,000 incl. buyer’s premium, setting an auction record for John Ryder Roberts.

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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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John Peter Russell

BACKGROUND: The importance of this painting is hard to underestimate: it is the only known portrait of American painter Dodge Macknight in existence. It was painted by eminent Australian impressionist John Peter Russell in the same year he portrayed Vincent Van Gogh (this painting is held in the Van Gogh

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