Estate of the late Max Germaine

Art Brokerage

BACKGROUND

We were entrusted with brokering the sale of select works from the estate of Max Germaine, who is most notably known for his encyclopedia on artists and galleries in Australia.

Valuation & Outcome

Works by David Boyd, Adrian Feint and a juvenilia work by the young Grace Cossington-Smith found new homes appreciative of the superb provenance.

This expressive and somewhat surrealist works by Adrian Feint achieved a sale price of $20,000 incl. buyer’s premium, much to the delight of the owner.

Case studies

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,

Case Study : Brokerage

John Ryder Roberts (c1820 – 1868)

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,

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